Reserve Officers Training Corps
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is tasked to train and develop college students in the rudiments of Military Service in order to produce capable Armed Forces of the Philippines reservists.
Specifically, the ROTC aims to:
- prepare college students for possible service in the defense establishment during event of emergency.
- train officers and enlisted personnel for the reserve components of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
- train potential Officers for possible direct commissionship in the AFP.
NSTP-ROTC 101 (ROTC 1)
A program component designed to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train, organize and mobilize them for national defense preparedness. This course is intended to prepare and equip the students with knowledge, skills and attitude in carrying out national service in the event of national emergencies and to assist the socio-economic development of the country.
NSTP-ROTC 102 (ROTC 2)
This is the continuation of the ROTC 1 program, designed for thorough application of the theories and principles learned both in field and classroom discussions in the rudiments of the military service intended to produce capable armed forces of the Philippines reservist by developing the value of patriotism, leadership, discipline, camaraderie, obedience and team work.
“ROTC is not just about marching, wearing uniforms or even training. It is about grooming boys to become men; it’s about leadership, serving the Armed Forces and above all completing a four-year course in Military Science.”
- M/CAPT Rommel B. Rodriguez 1CL
AFP Cadet Officer of the Year 2002