A measure on teaching GMRC to young learners during their formative years was tackled at the bicameral conference committee level on Feb. 26, 2020. Sen. Lacson (second from right, standing) is part of the Senate contingent. He authored SB 1185, which is part of the GMRC measure.
Other lawmakers at the meeting included Senators Win Gatchalian (Senate panel chair), Migz Zubiri, Risa Hontiveros and Joel Villanueva; and Reps. Roman Romulo (House panel chair), Stella Luz Quimbo, Resurreccion Acop, Evelina Escudero, and Jocelyn Fortuno.
Nais ni Senador Panfilo Lacson na muling ituro sa bagong henerasyon ng Pilipino ang respeto, paggalang at ibang mabubuting asal na nangangambang mawawala na dahil sa pagsulpot ng high-tech at online na gadgets.
Ang hakbang ni Lacson ay nakapaloob sa Senate Bill 1185 na naglalayong palakasing muli ang pagtuturo ng good manners and right conduct (GMRC) sa mga batang mag-aaral.
“Taking into account the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao curriculum of the Department of Education’s K-12 program, the Good Manners and Right Conduct curriculum is hereby institutionalized and shall be designated as a separate subject to be taught in Kindergarten to Grade 3 levels,” ayon kay Lacson.
High-tech gadgets and devices may teach new things to many Filipino children and youths, but good manners and right conduct may not be among them.
On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson filed a bill aiming to make sure Filipinos learn good manners and right conduct during their formative years from Kindergarten to Grade 3.
“In order to create a balance, it is necessary for our educational system to aid the Filipino family in imparting good manners and right conduct to our young students by its inclusion in the curriculum at the beginning of their school years,” Lacson said in Senate Bill 1185, as he noted how modern technology threatens to impact the social skills and manners of Filipino youth.
He added Education Secretary Leonor Briones has warned “technology without good manners is a disaster” as empathy, compassion and humanity cannot be learned in an “online or technology-driven pedagogy.”