ROTC Games: CHED says 90 universities, schools can join competition
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Some 90 Universities and schools offering Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) in Central Visayas are expected to participate in the ROTC Games at Cebu Technological University (CTU) main campus in Cebu City.
The ROTC Games, which was launched by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) today, May 5, at the CTU main campus, will be held at Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), which will take place in the next two months.
“This is an effort to show that our ROTC cadets have skills, and it gives them an opportunity to show their capacity to win sports events, and also to foster camaraderie between the different branches of ROTC across the different schools,” said Dr. Prospero De Vera III.
ROTC Games organizers
The sports competition was initiated by CHED, the Philippine Sports Commission, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), in coordination with the Local Government Units (LGUs).
Among the sports activities in the competition were basketball, volleyball, kickboxing, boxing, e-sports, and among others.
Winners in the sports competitions will receive medals and recognition from the agency.
“I think the incentives are being still drawn out if you talk about monetary incentives, but of course the usual medals, the usual recognition that is a standard in any sports activity. Tinitingnan pa ang additional incentives,” he added.
Schools to shoulder expenses
Schools will also have to shoulder the transportation and other needs of their athletes.
For Central Visayas, the venue for the ROTC Games will be held at Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), which will take place in the next two months.
He said that around 90 schools in regions 7 and 8 are qualified to participate in the activity.
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