Ex-corps commander gets nod for military training in Singapore

Former CTU Main Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) Unit Corps Commander Rezo Paulo Carreno undergoes training in Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI) since June 3 in Jurong after news came early in April that he was chosen among the Philippines’ 71 Officers Candidate Course (OCC) trainees.

Little did Carreno know that a stint at WIPRO Philippines after finishing college would lead him to being an exchange trainee in the world’s most expensive city in the world per recent survey.

He’s supposed to graduate  in August of this year as part of OCC Class – 52 Alibtak , but due to said training it will be postponed until March 14, 2020.

OCC class runs for one year then turns Rezzo and others as Philippine Army regular officers.  They took oath in August of 2018 and joined the  training camp in Tarlac. 

Carreno earned  Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics  in 2017  and an Advanced ROTC Unit corps commander a year before he graduated cum laude.

He is grounded on the Biblical perspectives such that  Philippians 4:13 and Matthew 5:13-16 have become cornerstones in his life and career, as revealed in a statement by CTU Main National Service Training Program (NSTP) Coordinator Asuncion Monsanto.

Prof. Monsanto added that his decision to be left in the country to pursue college and military training thereafter when his family migrated to Germany in 2014  speaks much of his “volunteerism, patriotism and most of all, his longing for God.”

Eleven more former CTU ROTC cadet officers made it to training camp for Philippine Army  while Am Axel Mark Viente qualified for such for Philippine Air Force.

Former Philippine Army Colonel and ARESCOM Deputy Commander Natalio Jayson shared, as Prof. Monsanto recounted,  of  CTU’s commendable job of  producing some of the country’s  finest officers, which she believes to have rooted in the university’s support and its alliance with 701st Cebu Community Defense Center (CDC) that has nurtured the morale of these cadets over the years.

Colonel Jayson is one of the  CTU-Valiant Victor pillars, an association of the CTU ROTC Alumni.

ROTC is one of the components of NSTP, apart from Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literacy Training Service (LTS). UICP