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Allowing the military to use propaganda in school is practicable as the


Military, being tasked to lead national defense is in the best position to educate
on the duty of the citizen to defend the state and the values of patriotism and
nationalism

Patriotism and nationalism are values that are honed and equipped by our
men of arms.
As they had said in their pledge, “

Who else could teach efficiently and enrapture the hearts of the nation than
the people who had pledged their lives to serve and protect the country and its
inhabitants?

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines itself recognizes that the Armed
Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State. Its goal is
to secure the sovereignty the State and the integrity of the national territory.

We have a lot of issues nowadays that concern national defense.

For example: the Islamic State group reportedly used a ten year-old child in
its latest propaganda film,

Closer to home the Department of National Defense issued a press release


early this year enumerating our national defense issues: the communist
insurgency, dispute in the West Philippine Sea, and terrorism in southern
Mindanao are among the top security challenges the country is facing. Hence,
the military is now in dire need not only of ammunition or additional manpower,
but also, more importantly, empathy and support from the citizenry.
Nationalism and patriotism are thus needed to be directed to our national
defense issues.

Having said that, the military is the best teacher when it comes to
nationalism and patriotism due to the fact that they themselves have
experienced first hand what it’s like for the aforementioned values to waver in
the midst of a battle against the country’s common enemy. It would seem that
life and death are the only choices of theirs, yet to them, it’s to live and die for
the glory and safety of the country and the people within.
2. Allowing the military to use propaganda in school is practicable as the
youth’s role is considered vital to nation building.

The Constitution of the Philippines recognizes the vital role of the youth in
nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual,
intellectual, and social well-being.

With that said,

1987 Constitution of the Philippines: Article II, Section 13. The State recognizes
the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their
physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in
the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in
public and civic affairs.

Sources:

i.1987 Constitution of the Philippines: Article II, Section 3. xxx The Armed
Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State. Its goal is
to secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of the national territory.
Article II, Section . xxx The Government may call upon the people to defend the
State and, in the fulfillment thereof, all citizens may be required, under
conditions provided by law, to render personal, military or civil service.

ii.Commonwealth Act 1 - National Defense Act: Section 2 (a) xxx The


preservation of the State is the obligation of every citizen. Xxx
iii.1987 Constitution of the Philippines: Article II, Section 13. The State
recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and
protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall
inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their
involvement in public and civic affairs.
iv.RA 8044 Youth in Nation Building Act: Section 2. The State recognizes its
responsibility to enable the youth to fulfill their vital role in nation-building x x x
http://pcw.gov.ph/law/republic-act-8044