In the old curriculum of our basic education program, a subject entitled “Good Manners and Right Conduct” or GMRC, is part of the regular basic education curriculum. Subsequently, it was scrapped as a regular subject and integrated in Social Studies and other related subjects.
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Revival of Good Manners and Right Conduct Act of 2017
This bill seeks to revive GMRC and to include it as one of the separate subjects in the revived K to 12 program in basic education.
The necessity for such revival stems from the observation that the youth of today has a surplusage of role models for their behavior owing to the information explosion in this age of the internet. Modernization in a globalized village almost always results to confusion in the minds of our youth as the variety of influences make them vulnerable to the pervasive effects of pop culture, which is not always admirable and worthy of emulation. In fact, there is a detrimental side of pop culture which challenge (he inculcation of the basic tenets of the promotion and observance of respect for oneself, others, and our elders, as well as the teaching of the values of patience, perseverance, industry , honesty and good faith in dealing with other human beings.
In view of such occurrence, it may be prudent to introduce in the curriculum a “set menu’ of lessons on good manners and right conduct so as to better guide our youth in facing contemporary society.
Thus, the passage of this bill is very much needed as it is very timely.
HOUSE BILL NO. 6705
AN ACT TO REVIVE GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT (GMRC) AS A SEPARATE SUBJECT IN THE BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Introduced by Representative Salvador B. Belaro. Jr.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION I. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Revival of Good Manners and Right Conduct Act of 2017.”
SECTION 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is the policy of the Stale to recognize the vital role of the youth in nation-building and to promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.
SECT ION 3. Inclusion as A Separate Subject in the Curriculum of Basic Education Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC). – The Department of Education (DepEd) is herein tasked to include as a separate subject in the curriculum of the present K to 12 program in basic education Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) which shall inculcate among our students the basic tenets of the promotion and observance of respect for oneself others, and our elders, as well as the teaching of the values of patience, perseverance, industry, honesty and good faith in dealing with other human beings.
SECTION 4. Funding. – An initial budget of Twenty Million Pesos (P20.000.000.00) is hereby allocated for this Act. The funds necessary to carry out the provision of this Act shall be included in the Genera) Appropriation Act of the year following its enactment into law and thereafter
SECTION 5. Implementing Rules. The Department of Education (DepEd), is hereby tasked to jointly formulate the implementing rules and regulations of this Act.
SECTION 6. Separability Clause —If any provision of this Act is held invalid, the other provisions not affected shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION. 7. Repealing Clause. — All laws, decrees or rules inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION. 8 Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after the completion of its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation
HOUSE BILL NO. 6705 HISTORY
FULL TITLE : AN ACT TO REVIVE GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT (GMRC) AS A SEPARATE SUBJECT IN THE BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM
PRINCIPAL AUTHOR/S : BELARO, SALVADOR JR. B.
DATE FILED : 2017-11-22
CO-AUTHORS (Journal Entries) : 1. Bravo (M.) (000 2018-01-30) 2. Sy-Alvarado (000 2017-12-11)
ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: REFERRAL TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE ON 2017-11-28