Central Philippine University

By Karla Mae A. Macuha and Karren Jay G. Asgar

During the courtesy call of the Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection (RAATI) 2024 & Party at the President’s Conference Room.

As part of the annual training evaluation of the Philippine Army ROTC Units in Region VI, the ROTC Inspection was held on April 24, 2024, at the University Big Field led by Col. Raul S. Vigo, Deputy Group Commander of 6 RCDG and Chairperson of Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection (RAATI) 2024 & Party.

The team also paid a courtesy call to CPU President Dr. Ernest Howard B. Dagohoy at the President’s Conference Room together with Engr. Dany C. Molina, CPU Vice President for Administration; Dr. Esther Rose A. Romarate, CPU Vice President for Student Affairs, CPU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Irving Domingo L. Rio, and Prof. Analie D. Gilongos, NSTP Coordinator.

They discussed about the concerns regarding program of instruction in anticipation of the mandatory ROTC Implementation and if ROTC games be part of the program for the next school year.

In an interview with Col. Raul S. Vigo, Deputy Group Commander of 6 RCDG and Chairperson of Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection (RAATI) 2024, he conveyed his sincere appreciation to the leadership of Central Philippine University for their unwavering support of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program for Centralians. He observed that this support from the administrators reflects their own nostalgic memories of their ROTC days, where they too endured the challenges of training under the scorching sun.

CPU ROTC Unit Regional Annual Administrative Tactical Inspection.

“‘Yung ROTC is not only for the purpose of somewhat na. . . in compliance with the requirements for graduation for their course but also it is our mandate to serve the government. Very thankful ako sa CPU … sa mga estudyante who chose ROTC. ROTC is not only for the purpose of military training, but we are inculcating patriotism and love of country. The purpose of this training is not only to find faults but also to evaluate the readiness of the learning of the students in regards with the ROTC aspect. So, the evaluation is more focused on what you have learned during the 1st and 2nd semester. Not only the students are evaluated but also the training personnel. We are conducting that evaluation so that we will know they are still effective as training personnel here in school,” he added.

Drawing upon the established decorum, they engaged in a mutual exchange of ideas aimed at enhancing students’ proficiency in ROTC, delving into strategies for honing combat skills and exploring various techniques to ensure their readiness for armed conflict situations.