VIDEO: UM Tagum criminology ROTC training too physical?

Is the ROTC training at University of Mindanao (UM) Tagum criminology department too physical? Watch this viral video to find out and judge.

The uploader, Jamella Ferrer, said in her caption that she was so upset while watching the cellphone video. She mentioned "UM Tagum," "crim," and "intern." She however did not disclose the identities of the students involved.

In the video, an officer is seen spanking the upper left part of a trainee's chest, just above the area where the heart is. He punched the trainee's stomach later.


ROTC means Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a program that provides officer training for students during college usually in exchange for scholarship.

According to a netizen, he also experienced the same kind of advanced training for candidates to become ROTC officers but what's shown in the video is too much for a disciplinary training.

What can you say about this?