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Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman

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Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — When will students start getting sex education after President Benigno Aquino III signs the reproductive health bill into law?

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, principal author of the RH bill at the House of Representatives, said on Thursday lessons could begin a year later, after the Department of Education had prepared the curriculum.

But the time table is not contained in the bicameral conference committee report, which, Lagman admitted, adopted the Senate version on the sex education provision.

The final version states that “flexibility in the formulation and adoption of appropriate course content, scope and methodology in each educational level or group shall be allowed only after consultations with parents-teachers-community associations, school officials, and other interest groups.”

“DepEd shall formulate a curriculum which shall be used by public schools and may be adopted by private schools,” Section 14 of the bicam report went on.

Lagman said the time frame for the implementation of the sex education provision was clearer during the House deliberations. But he said he was optimistic that it would be clarified in the implementing rules and regulations of the RH bill later on.

“I think it will be included in the IRR,” he said in a phone interview. “The provision can be implemented a year later when the DepEd has already completed the curriculum in consultations with different stakeholders.

He added: “The DepEd cannot formulate a curriculum in a vacuum. There has to be consultations.”

Lagman said it would be up to the DepEd whether it would adopt foreign textbooks to implement the provision on “age- and development-appropriate reproductive health education.”

“That’s their call, but I don’t think that would be necessary,” he said. “They could do some cross-reference with foreign materials, but they can formulate their own textbooks.”

Lagman said RH lessons could cover more year levels in case the K+12 program finally becomes a law. He earlier said the sex education provision would benefit around 7.5 million children enrolled in public schools.

Unlike the House version, the bicam report on the RH bill did not set sex education to begin at a specific year level.

It states only that “the State shall provide age- and development-appropriate reproductive health education to adolescents, which shall be taught by adequately trained teachers in formal and non-formal educational system and integrated in relevant subjects such as, but not limited to, values formation…”

The House version was more specific, saying RH and sexuality education shall be taught “starting from Grade 6 up to fourth year high school using life skills and other approaches.”


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKWKD2SIVBNXCVAXXFUN37OCY4 bsf

    Hope and pray President Aquino do not sign the RH bill to become law. In Jesus name. Amen!

  • KarlosRegaza

    RH Bill authors and supporters should start teaching their siblings, their kids what is vagina and penis. And how it works also! Hahaha

  • KarlosRegaza

    Sooner or later, condoms and pills will just be like candies available in sari-sari stores.

    Kapag nagkamali sa gamit, dapat available din ang pampalaglag.

    Kapag hindi na masaya at masarap, dapat available na rin ang divorce.

    Karap mag totnakan! Diba Lagman, Pia at Pinoy?

    • Guest

       If you don’t want to use condoms then don’t buy them. OA naman niyo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5HKALRICF7V6QM6MYPC5TJCFQ Herbert David

        lol pedophile ka siguro

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ikaw ‘tong malisyoso…malapit nang matutuhan kung ano at sino ang pedophile..kaya ka siguro takot na takot sa subject na ito..malapit ka na nilang makilala at matutuhan ang mga pag-u-ugaling katuld ng sa iyo…kundi man, siguro isa kang inutil.    

  • boybakal

    Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman….

    This is good.
    At least children will be able to know in Theory what is Sex Education all about.
    Just like when you study CPR as emergency, there is demonstration  how to pump the chest {one plays dead, the other is pumping}.
    In this case, sex education, Lagman will show how to proper place the condom and Pia will play as the waiting mistress.

    • http://twitter.com/lilacabc lilac

       sex education at grade 6 ?
       ridiculous.

      • http://twitter.com/karlobispo Karl Louisse Obispo

        Teen Pregnancy at Grade 6? Kakulangan sa Sex Education.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Hindi ka naturuan ng tumpak na asal, kaya puro ka-BOYBA-han ang nasa isip mo.
      Ngayong tuturuan ng maayos at makatuturang asal ang mga estudyante, saguksok nang husto lahat ng dumi sa isipan mo.

  • Fulpol

    need actual demonstration….

    1. how to use condom by Lagman..

    2. how to use pills by Pia Cayetano..

    3. how to enjoy sex by the clitoral columnist Rina Jimenez David.

  • http://twitter.com/lilacabc lilac

    sex education at grade 6 ?
    I don’t think the brain and body are ready for that yet.
    come on people, it is a crazy idea.

  • Beguine

    As usual, Lagman and the RH people are underestimating
    today’s kids.

    Bet you it is Lagman and the likes of him that still has to learn
    about sex from today’s kids, and not vice-versa at all.

    Anyway, sex is best learned on the sly, in top secret, anything
    that’s out in the open about sex kills the spontaneity and the thrill.

    But isn’t the only purpose is to make responsible sex act choices?
    All of that can’t anyone learn in just 5 to 10 minutes for the basics?
    Of course the sophistication takes a lifetime, but no sex education
    course can ever and will never be able to teach that.

    • http://twitter.com/lilacabc lilac

       “the sophistication takes a lifetime”

      kudos.

  • http://twitter.com/lilacabc lilac

    sex education is part of sex fantasy.

  • http://twitter.com/lilacabc lilac

    people are not machines.
    what if the kids get aroused during education ?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Bakit hindi gawin ni lagman sa victoria, anito o sogo na lang para maka-libre pa at practical pa hindi puro teorya! LOL

  • boybakal

    Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman…

    Lagman ang Pia should be ready to have new sex words for kids.
    Imagine, children will be hearing words like Tsupa, BJ, Kantot, Jackol, Bukaka, Balahibong pusa etc etc.
    I said these words without malice.

    Why teach these children, it is instinct on us Human.
    Animals don’t undergo sex education seminars, they just feel it when it is time.
    Like Humans, it comes without knowing it.
    Enough of your sex education…dmons.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      MAGHINTAY KA LANG…SINABI MO MANG WALANG MALICE ANG MGA TERMS NA BINANGGIT MO, PERO, ANG LUMALABAS AY ANG SARCASM NA NANGGAGALING SA KALOOBAN MO.  GAMITIN MO LANG ANG COMMON SENSE NA HINDI BIBIGLAIN ANG MGA BATA…PARANG PAG-AARAL NG ARITHMETIC…HINDI SILA BIBIGLAIN SA MULTIPLICATION SA MGA UNANG ARAW NG PAGAARAL 

      SA MGA SALITA MO, MARARAMDAMAN NA RING DATI AY MAGPI-PITUMPUNG ULIT KANG MAG-I-ISIP BAGO MO BANGGITIN SA PUBLIC POSTS ANG MGA SALITA MO.  NGAYON, MALAYA MO NANG NASASABI.  LAGYAN MO LANG NG FINESSE.  SIKAPIN MONG HUWAG MAGING DIMONYO SA MGA BENEPISYONG HINAHANGAD NG MGA GUSTONG MAGPALAGANAP NG EDUKASYON SA TOPIC NA ITO.

      HINDI KO ALAM KUNG ILANG TAON KA NA…PERO, ANG TOPIC NA ITO AY NAGANAP NA SA AMING KLASE, BAGO KAMI GUMRADWEYT NG HIGH SCHOOL NOONG 60s…IT WAS AN ADDITIONAL SUBJECT NAMED HOMEROOM THAT DEALT ON HEALTH, PORION OF WHICH TOUCHED ON SEX.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5HKALRICF7V6QM6MYPC5TJCFQ Herbert David

        Kaya pala naging manyak ka haha!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Gusto mo tulungan kita sa pambubuntis kung wala kang kakayahan.

      • boybakal

         Ikaw ang nagbibigay ng masamang kahulugan.
        Sinabi ko ng walang malice ang sinabi, binigyan mo pa ng ibang kahulugan.
        Ikaw ang bastos, nagisip ng masama.

        Anong finesse, yan ang mga salita sa sex, iibahin mo pa.
        Bigyan mo ako ng synonym ng jackol, tsupa, para yon ang gagamitin ko.
        Akala mo kung sinong santo ito kung magsalita.
        Ang mga post laging kinokontra …magisip ka ng sarili mo, wag kang gumawa ng opinion sa nagpost….original yan.

        You are not bound by my opinion and no one else…that’s my opinion alone.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Your opinion ALONE…ang ibig sabihin ng ALONE, NAG-IISA.

        Eh, di solohin mo, bakit mo ipapaskel dito.

        Puro KABASTUSAN ang dating sa ‘yo ng sex, eh, bahagi ‘yan ng buhay ng tao…eh, hindi ba tao ka?  Hindi ka naman BOYBA…ang isip lang siguro.

      • boybakal

         Bakit mo binabasa, tsismoso.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Hilig ko lang paglaruan ang mga BASTOS na katulad mo.

        MANINIRA KA LANG, PATI MGA BATANG MUSMOS, TUTURUAN MO PA NG KABABUYAN AT KABASTUSAN.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

      dude, masyadong makitid ang kaalaman mo tungkol sa sex… sex involves psychological, physical, and emotional of every individual… hindi puro LIBOG kagaya ng mga binabanggit mo… 

      • boybakal

         Sex…psychological, physical, emotional….either you are sadist or crazy to have these emotions while on sex.
        You’re incapable of pro creation…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Kung naiintindihan mo man lang ang ibig sabihin ng PTA…mapapahiya ka sa sarili mo, kung mayroon ka niyan.

        Ngayon, kung naiintindihan mo ang PTA, at naka-attend ka na rin kahit minsan ng meeting niyan ng  karaniwan na mga magulang…ibig sabihin may mga karanasan na sila…banggitin mo ang mga bulgar na sex words na sinabi mo sa post mo, sa harap ng PTA meeting, tingnan mo kung hindi tumabingi ang mukha mo.

        Kahit sa may idad at may karanasan na hindi binabanggit ang mga bulgar na kabastusang iyan, banggitin pa kaya sa mga nag-u-umpisa
        pa lang i-educate sa sex education?

        Kaya nga sila i-se-sex education, eh, para maiwasan silang lumaki na mayroong bastos na kaisipan tulad ng sa iyo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ULW3TQ5LAJBDUMD32JVJAMTMFY Jojo

    Kulang na nga sa oras at classroom magdadagdag pa ng subject. Pag tinanong mo ang bata ano ang paborito mong subject anong sagot kaya nila… 10 months of lesson about sex education at Grade SEX I mean six and the following year….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Basahin mo uli, kahit ang headline man lamang…kung wala kang sentido kumon…’yaan mo na lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5HKALRICF7V6QM6MYPC5TJCFQ Herbert David

    Dapat gumawa sina Edsel Lagman at Pia Cayetano ng Sex Video haha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Dapat matuto ka ng kagandahang asal…o kaya gamitin mo lang ang napagaralan mo, kung nakapagaral ka nga.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    DAPAT YATANG UNAHIN MUNA NG GOBYERNO NA I-EDUCATE ANG PARENTS NG MGA BATA…AKALA KASI NILA BASTUSAN LANG ANG SEX…DAPAT MALAMAN NG MGA MAGULANG NA WALANG KAKAYAHAN NA MAGBUKAS SA KANILANG MGA ANAK NG EVERYTHING ABOUT LIFE INCLUDING SEX…DAPAT DING MAWALA ANG APPREHENSION NG MGA ITO NA HINDI NAMAN BIGLAAN ANG EDUKASYON..SIYEMPRE, GRADUAL

    NGAYON, KUNG BASTOS ANG MAGULANG…PAANO SILANG MAKAKATULONG SA KANILANG MGA ANAK?…SISIKAPIN NG ESKUWELA NA MAKATULONG SA KAWALAN NG MAGULANG…NGAYON, KUNG GUSTO NILANG MAPANUTO ANG ANAK DAPAT NA MAKIISA SILA, SA DAHILANG KUNG LAGI SILANG NAKAKONTRA SA ITINUTURO SA ESKUWELA, SILA LANG ANG DAPAT SISIHIN KUNG ANG SARILING ANAK ANG MAGING END-LOSER.

  • http://twitter.com/satisfying_juan satisfying_juan

    sex earlier;
    sex freer;
    sex fancier.

    which three bills will provide legal basis for the above ?

  • http://twitter.com/satisfying_juan satisfying_juan

    I am getting hot, I want a bill that allows me to expose naked in public.
    If we don’t need privacy anymore, why do we still cover private part with clothes ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    kailanagn talagang educate ang mga bata para alam nila at di sila mabubuntis ng wala sa oras reproductive health bill ang ituturo hindi kantutan mga obispo talaga ignorante may kapit bahay nga kami nag laro ng bahay bahayan 12years old palang buntis na!! at ang mag tuturo naman n2 guro! 

  • mynnyx

    tama itong sex education na ito to educate ang mga bata pati tamang paggamit ng condom……………para yong apo ni lolo eh marunog gumamit ng condom kung gustong makipagtalik sa bf nya………. wahahahahahaha.saan ka pa only in the philippines…….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Wahahahahahha…kailan ka pa bumaba galing sa bundok?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    bakit sa singapore isa mayaman bansa sa asia may sex education kaya dami katulong at tagalinis ng enedoro pilipino mang mang kasi mga OBISPO! kaya tayo mag hirap at dumami batang hubo!!

  • mynnyx

    lalong dadami ang pupunta sa mga beerhouse na kabataan ngayon kasi marunong na silang gumamit ng condom dahil sa sex education  wahehehehehehe only in the philippines………….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      1970s pa marami niyan…nahinto yata ang turo sa tamang morale, kaya dumami ang katulad mo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! MAYOR LITO ATENZA ABORZIONIST PROLIFE CBCP BISHOPS KATOLIBAN EXTREMIST TERRORIST!!

  • disqusted0fu

    its time to dirty up the innocent minds of these students. why not provide them contraceptives as well so they can bang each other during lunch break?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Magiging maayos ang morale at ang pag-iisip nila kapag na-educate na sila…mahirap nang maulit pa ang nangyari sa iyo…punong puno ka ng sarcasm, mukhang napakalaki pa ng kabuluktutan ng isipan mo sa katarungnan.

      Just tiis leeg, pag nariyan lang naman ang media mo kailangang isuot ‘yan.



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