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Prexy bets: Schooling, partnership with Church wanted to deal with teenage being pregnant

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MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidates stated on Friday that correct training, help for the livelihood of households, and partnership with the Church are needed to deal with the issue of teenage being pregnant.

Through the presidential discussion board hosted by the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of the Philippines (CBCP), some presidential candidates agreed on integrating training about teenage being pregnant to the nation’s curriculum.

For labor chief Leody de Guzman, there needs to be correct counseling for the youth in order that early being pregnant might be prevented amongst them.

“Kailangan natin dyan, talagang counseling, maging bahagi siguro ng mga topic sa eskwelahan natin, ‘yung pagkakaroon ng mas ipaliliwanag ‘yung problemang kakaharapin kapag naging maaga ang pagbubuntis, at tsaka ‘yung pagiging responsable ng mga kabataan sa kanilang sarili,” he stated.

(There needs to be counseling about this. Perhaps the curriculum also needs to embrace an training of the issues that await teenage pregnancies, and instructing the youth to be accountable for themselves.)

He stated that the federal government also needs to handle the issue of livelihood, noting that many youngsters who get pregnant are out-of-school-youth as a result of their households can’t maintain their training.

De Guzman additionally pointed on the entry of the youth to pornographic content material on the web which he stated piques their sexual curiosity at a younger age.

Vice President Leni Robredo agreed with de Guzman on educating college students, as she pressured that teenage being pregnant is a large drawback that the nation is dealing with.

“Agree ako kay Ka Leody na kailangan ma-integrate na ito sa curriculum ng mga paaralan, pero kinakailangan mas aware na effort na nasasagot natin ‘yung problemang ito, na dapat could better consciousness ‘yung training system natin na krisis na ito. Kasi kapag hindi natin siya inako na krisis, parang hindi siya nabibigyan ng karampatang focus sa training,” she said.

(I agree with Ka Leody that we should always combine this within the curriculum of colleges, however there needs to be extra aware effort to deal with this drawback. There needs to be better consciousness within the training system about this disaster. If we don’t deal with it as a disaster, we is not going to give it sufficient focus in our training.)

“Pangalawa… hindi talaga kaya ng gobyerno na siya lang. Napakahalaga nung partnership with the neighborhood and on this case ‘yung partnership with the Church dahil malaking bagay ‘yung religion sa pagsugpo ng ganitong mga problema,” she added.

(Secondly… the federal government can’t do that by itself. Partnership with the neighborhood and the Church is essential as a result of religion is a large assist in stopping these sorts of issues.)

Robredo added that applications needs to be institutionalized the place youngsters can take pleasure in extra productive actions. She additionally stated that youngsters who get pregnant ought to have entry to authorities applications selling their welfare.

For his half, Senator Manny Pacquiao pointed on the significance of household in elevating youngsters and in molding their values.

“Pangalawa, ‘yung pag-educate natin sa mga bata sa faculty. Kailangang maituro din sa kanila, kasi minsan hindi naman perpekto ang mga magulang, could mga pagkukulang ang mga magulang, lalo na kung ang mga magulang busy masyado sa trabaho para makakain sila. Doon sa faculty ituturo na sa kanila ano ang kahalagahan, at masama ‘yang mga bagay na iyan,” he added.

(Second, you will need to educate youngsters in faculties. It needs to be taught to them in faculties as a result of dad and mom should not good. Mother and father could have shortcomings particularly if they’re too busy at work. The hurt of this stuff needs to be taught in faculties.)

Sexual immorality, the senator famous, is “detestable in God’s sight.”

“Dapat ituro sa kanila ‘yung could Panginoon, na masama ‘yung mga bagay na ‘yan hanggang hindi ka pa nag-aasawa, saka mo na pasukin ‘yung mga ganyan kapag nag-asawa ka na… Dapat ituro sa faculty ‘yung intercourse training sa mga bata, para alam nila bago nila pasukin ‘yung mga bagay na yan,” stated Pacquiao.

(We must always train youngsters that there’s God, that this stuff should not good in case you are not married… Intercourse training needs to be taught in schols in order that they’ll learn about this stuff.)

Former Protection Secretary Norberto Gonzales, in the meantime, stated abortion shouldn’t be an possibility for teenage pregnancies.

“Importante ‘yung sinasabi ni Senator Manny, preventive. Bago mangyari kung pepwede dapat pigilan na,” he additionally stated.

(The preventive measures talked about by Senator Manny are necessary. It needs to be prevented from taking place.)

The presidential aspirant additionally urged households to assist youngsters who get pregnant to proceed on with their lives and resume their research.


Majority of Filipinos consider teenage pregnancy as women’s most important problem—SWS 

Teenage pregnancy numbers down by 10% in 2020 down, PopCom says 


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