Gatchalian urged proper teaching of GMRC
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Department of Education to make sure that students are taught Good Manners and Right Conduct and Values Education in schools.
Republic Act 11476, which Gatchalian sponsored during the 18th Congress, institutionalized the teachings of GMRC and Values Education in the K to 12 Curriculum.
Gatchalian said that schools can conduct more immersive and hands-on character-building activities as full face to face classes is implemented.
“Upang matiyak natin na ang ating mga kabataan ay magiging mabuting mamamayan, kailangang tiyakin natin ang maayos na pagtuturo ng GMRC at Values Education. Napapanahon din ang pagpapaigting sa pagtuturo ng GMRC at Values Education lalo na’t bumalik na ang ating mga mag-aaral sa face-to-face classes. Matapos ang dalawang taon ng distance learning, sa wakas ay mas mapapalalim na ang karanasan ng ating mga kabataan pagdating sa GMRC at Values Education,” the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education said.
Gatchalian also stressed that values education and character-building in schools should help address the high incidence of bullying.
Results of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment found that 65 percent of Filipino participants reported that they had experienced bullying.