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It’s simply good manners and right conduct… period

12:01 AM August 31, 2016

I THANK the Inquirer for the encouraging letter of Antonio Calipjo Go, academic supervisor of Marian School of Quezon City, titled “Teach students: Take morality seriously” (Opinion, 8/24/16).

Go articulated well our sentiments, as parents, on the rising incidence of teenage pregnancies. Good manners and right conduct must be imbued among the young in schools. Values are reinforced by parents who are duty-bound to teach children at home, by word and example, the beauty of chaste love. Indeed, character is caught not taught.

Movie and television networks have a crucial role, too, in molding the minds of the youth.  Films and TV programs must have contents that are worthy of emulation, in line with nation-building. In this regard, lawyer Toto Villareal is doing an excellent job, as chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), in instilling self-regulation among TV network operators. We hope that he will continue with his fruitful work as head of the MTRCB.

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We teach children that love can wait and that sex, which is sacred, is done only within marriage and should be open to life. Education is a serious obligation of children who finish their studies and find work first before they get married. Responsibility is taught and shown to them even when they are still young. Early on, students must learn on how babies are made, that a man and a woman ought to get married first.

—CHING D. AUNARIO, chingauna@yahoo.com

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