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ABANTE: INTEGRATE VOTER EDUCATION IN CURRICULA

With the 2022 national elections less than a year away, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. on Thursday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to integrate a voter education program in its curricula, one that would provide future voters with criteria for choosing candidates––especially those vying for the two highest positions in the land. “Next year […]

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ANGARA: MAKE PRIMARY, SECONDARY STUDENTS AWARE ABOUT PANDEMICS, EPIDEMICS, HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Senator Sonny Angara wants students in the primary and secondary schools in the country to be aware of pandemics, epidemics and other health emergencies. Angara noted that the experience of the Philippines with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic leaves a lot to be desired on the behavior of many Filipinos. According to the veteran senator, […]

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CONGRESS APPROVES GMRC BILL – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) will soon be taught again as a regular subject in schools as both houses of Congress approved the measure that will institutionalize GMRC and Values Education in the K-12 curriculum. On the part of the Senate, Gatchalian headed the bicameral conference which reconciled differences in […]

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INCLUDE GMRC IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri pressed for the immediate inclusion of Good Manners and Right Conduct into the curriculum of public and private schools as the Senate passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1224. “Most recently we witnessed how teenagers badly injured a balloon vendor by setting fire a bunch of […]

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INCLUDE GMRC IN K-12 CURRICULUM – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva stressed the importance of including Good Moral and Right Conduct (GMRC) and character building activities in the K-12 curriculum. Villanueva said Senate Bill 860 also known as the Comprehensive Values Education Act aims to educate the whole person. “We should put value in Values Education,” the veteran legislator said. “There is a […]