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Gullas supports mandatory military service proposal

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Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas favors the proposal of presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to require military service for 18-year-olds.

“Military service for our youth is great for nation-building,” Gullas said in a statement.

He added that the implementation of mandatory military service will instill a deeper sense of duty to the country among young Filipinos.

“[It] will likewise provide young Filipinos new life skills and reinforce their abilities to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life,” according to the former governor.

Earlier, Duterte-Carpio said that if elected vice president, she would persuade Congress to pass a new law requiring all fit Filipinos to perform military service, just like in Israel and South Korea.

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