Manila, Philippines – Mas paiigtingin pa ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang sexuality education sa elementarya hanggang senior high upang mapigilan ang tumaas na kaso ng maagang pagbubuntis, sexual violence at human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection sa kabataan.
“The need to promptly arrest the surge in these cases is increasingly becoming urgent; the young generation is really at risk, that’s why it is imperative to enable them to develop into responsible adolescents capable of making rational decisions based on adequate information and better understanding of reproductive health,” sabi ni Education Secretary Leonor Briones sa isang statement kahapon (Auguts 4).
Para makatulong sa kabataan laban sa mga tumaas na kaso, nag-isyu ang DepEd ng Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) o DepEd Order No. 31, series of 2018 (DO 31), ani Briones.
Naglalayon ang polisiya na mas mapabuti ang “holistic wellness of the Filipino adolescents and effectively address their needs for health and protection.”
Binigyang diin din ng DepEd ang tungkulin at responsibilidad ng eskuwelahan para magbigay sa mga mag-aaral ng magandang kalusugan.
“The policy shall establish a common understanding of CSE key concepts and messages and ensure a clear implementation of CSE protocols in all public and private elementary, junior and senior high schools, learning centers for Special Education (SPED) and Alternative Learning System (ALS), and laboratory schools of state and local universities and colleges (SUCs/LUCs).” Remate News Team