CBCP to block implementation of sex education in school curriculum
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will block the implementation of sex education as part of the school curriculum, reports Philstar.com. Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, CBCP Media Office Director, said that the church has not changed its position on the issue of sex education, in light of the announcement that the integrated sex education program for elementary and high school students will begin this school year.
"The position of the CBCP even before is that it (sex education) should be left to parents especially if we are talking about children who are underage," Quitorio said at a forum in Manila Tuesday, according to the CBCP website.
DepEd Secretary Mona Valisno says sex education may be included in the subject, "Health and Sciences". According to Philstar.com, the party-list groups Alliance of Concerned Teachers and Teachers Dignity Coalition fully support the move to include sex education in the school curriculum because of the growing number of unwanted pregnancies in the country.