UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS
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6th Training Day: Lectures on Environmental Awareness and Military Subjects
by COC Samuel Clark Thadeus V Castro, 4Cl
31 July 2010 at 1548H

“1 2 3 4, I love Cadet Corps! …” chanted the cadets as they around the jogged the Academic Oval. It was Physical Training, the first thing to do every training day forthe cadets to be and stay fit.

After the thorough exercise,the lecture about Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness began, tackling the variation of life on Earth, the problem in the environment caused by humans, how mankind is affected, and how we must deal with these problems. The lecture was conducted by Dr. Benjamin Vallejo, Jr. of the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology.

Dr. Benjamin Vallejo, Jr. discusses Environmental Awareness

The next lecture, conducted by C2Lt Jasper Ian Mendoza, 2Cl, was about the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) History and Legal Basis. He discussed that ROTC in the Philippines started in the University of the PhilippinesManila, in 1912. He also lectured about Philippine Military History, from the time of Lapu-Lapu to the creation of the Katipunan. The cadets also learned about the Military Organization, including the chain of command.

The last lecture of the day was a continuation of Basic First Aid by C2Lt Ma Sarah Jane Villostas, 2Cl and C2Lt Gelline Joyce Vargas, 2Cl, focusing on the carries. A cadet must learn how to properly carry a victim in different situations to meet his goals as a first aider which are to alleviate pain, prevent further injury and preserve life.

Cadets try to lift their buddies from flat lying position

C2Lt Vargas (in BDU, left) and C2Lt Villostas (in BDU, right) demonstrate a carry

*photos by Laraine and Laura Abad

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