Gullas supports mandatory military service proposal
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.