Plan afoot to arm military reservists, ROTC graduates

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said the Duterte administration "envisions" the use of the military reserve force and graduates of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) in the country's fight against local terrorism.   Although he later qualified his idea as a "last resort," Mr. Duterte said on Tuesday he might mobilize and equip the reserve force and ROTC graduates with high-caliber firearms.   The idea was "very possible," Lorenzana said, citing how Switzerland and Israel---two countries with small armed forces---had been effectively utilizing their own reserve forces for various emergencies.   "What we envision in our country is th...Keep on reading: Plan afoot to arm military reservists, ROTC graduates

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