House body passes resolution allowing posting of signages in classrooms

THE House Committee on Basic Education and Culture has approved a resolution allowing schools to post signages that read “Honesty is the Best Policy” in classrooms.

Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento (1st District, Western Samar), who presided over the meeting in lieu of the committee chairman, said House Resolution 895 mandates the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement the posting of said signages in all public schools and offices of the DepEd.

“I am just so worried that honesty is barely, or rarely used now in education and in everything that we say and do,” according to Rep. Thelma Almario (2nd District, Davao Oriental), principal author of the resolution.

Almario said that classrooms are the best place to put up the signages because the word honesty carries with it the positive attitude of integrity and truthfulness, which every school must uphold and instill among its students.

“Those who are at the frontline, in contact with the younger generations, have to stand for the responsibly of carrying their lifestyle to be honest,” Almario said.

“The signage will serve as an effective medium to promote good manners and right conduct and will greatly benefit the overall personality of students to become conscientious and upright citizens,” Almario said.

Deputy Majority Leader Magtanggol Gunigundo (2nd District, Valenzuela) said the signage should also be translated to other dialects.

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