1-Ang Edukasyon Party-list and House assistant minority leader Rep. Bong Belaro sees the urgent need for a “return to the basics by teaching the youth basic good manners and right conduct” in school, at home, on the roads, and following the rule of law.
“I have authored and filed a bill on GMRC (HB 6705). I also proposed a Social Media Ethics Act (HB 4248) and Road Courtesy and Appropriate Street Behavior Act (HB 4247). I filed these bills so that honesty will not be a lonely word in our society.
Belaro wants the members of the academe and professional organizations to serve as the role model of the youth by “teaching the basic standards of ethics, virtues such as honesty and patience – all of which have been grossly diluted in this age of the internet and fake news.”
“Values and virtues are in play when people, businesses, and government follow the rule of law.”
“Related to this is our advocacy for sports, wherein the values of fair play and principles of healthy lifestyles and fitness are essential to having healthy communities through regular sports programs and activities,” Belaro said.
The congressman said the immediate implementation of the law establishing the Philippine Sports Training Institute will underpin the architecture for national sports development.
“Values and virtues are in play when people, businesses, and government follow the rule of law. For example, when fairness, merit and honesty are at work, implementing the Ease of Doing Business Act should be easier for local governments and the concerned national agencies,” said Belaro, a co-author of RA 11032.
“RA 11032 is precisely intended to foster a culture of honest public service and good governance,” he added.