Congressman wants ethics to be taught in schools "to address lack of moral foundation that breeds corruption"

Ethics should be lived out.'s Kristine Angeli Sabillo reports that Marikina City Representative Marcelino Teodoro has filed a bill requiring ethics classes to be included in the curriculum of Filipino students from elementary all the way up to colleg to address the "lack of strong moral foundation (that) breeds corruption in the government."

According to the report, Teodoro said "it is high time" for an ethics subject to be taught in schools in order to prevent social and political ills occurring in the country from happening again in the future. "Grave problems require grave solutions. Nothing less than the intensive absorption of ethical values, through an educational system, can stem the continuing dominance of the culture of corruption in the Philippines today," Teodoro said.

The Office of the Ombudsman and he Department of Education has already started an initiative called "Graft and Corruption Modules" that are taught in several schools all over the country.

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