ROTC TO HAVE DIFFERENT IMPACTS ON STUDENTS — VERGEIRE
STUDENTS will react differently to the imposition of a mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
Health department officer-in-charge Rosario Vergeire said that a mandatory ROTC will have different impacts on students’ mental health.
She was reacting to the statement of Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. that ROTC could cure mental health problems.
“It’s not going to be the same for every person,” Vergeire said during the Senate hearing on the plan to reinstate the compulsory ROTC program.
“Unang-una, hindi naman po ako psychiatrist o eksperto for me to understand and be able to give that kind of response. Ang masasabi ko lang po it’s not going to be the same for every person,” she added.
“Iba-iba po ang capacity ng isang tao to respond and to become resilient on their own. Iba-iba rin po ang kailangan ng bawat tao para sila po ay maging mentally healthy.”