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Lack of Sexual Education and Awareness Goes Beyond Unwanted Pregnancies

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Oftentimes, single but presumably sexually active women of a certain age have a role to play within a group of friends, most of whom are married: that of the storyteller of escapades through which the others may live vicariously because, well, the kind of married sex they are having is stale, unpredictable, or non-existent. A friend of mine was telling me recently how she met up with some high school classmates who begged her to impart her quite formidable sexual wisdom. "Give us some sex tips!" they said. She started...Keep on reading: Lack of Sexual Education and Awareness Goes Beyond Unwanted Pregnancies.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 8th, 2018

Anne Curtis’ stance on sexual education

Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis spoke her thoughts on the sensitive topic of sex education. In a recent Twitter post, the actress explained why she agrees to it and that she herself has had sex education back when she was still in school. She also hopes that the authorities in the country be open-minded enough to consider sex education as a solution to the pressing problems brought about by irresponsible sex. "When I was in primary school we had sexual education which educated us on how to make healthy decisions for when we grow older--which could help avoid instances of teenage pregnancies. I hope that 1day the Department of Education here in the Philippines would be open to it,...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis’ stance on sexual education.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Rody concerned about increasing teenage pregnancies

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte has ordered the Department of Education (DepEd) to boost school programs aimed at increasing awareness on disaster ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

Undue liberties

An employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor or any other person having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment who demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from another in exchange also for some favors, may now be held criminally liable for sexual harassment, pursuant to R.A. 7877 otherwise known as the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

DepEd further fortifies CSE guidelines implementation

IN an effort to curb the rising incidences of early pregnancy, sexual violence and human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among young Filipinos, the Department of Education (DepEd) will further strengthen the policy guidelines on the implementation of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). Otherwise known as DepEd Order No. 31, series 2018 (DO….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

CBS keeps CEO Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry

NEW YORK --- CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of three decades. The alleged behavior included forced kissing, unwanted sexual advances and career retaliation against women who rebuffed him. CBS issued a statement even before the article was published saying it took the allegations seriously and would begin an investigation. The CBS board on Monday also voted to postpone the shareholder meeting that had been scheduled for Aug. 10 to a lat...Keep on reading: CBS keeps CEO Moonves in place during sexual misconduct inquiry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

PVL: UP transferee at the forefront of AU’s offensive might

As at it was in the last season NCAA finals between Arellano University and eventual champion University of Perpetual Help, Christian dela Paz, 20, is again leading the offensive drive of the Chiefs in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference.      The 20-year-old former UP Fighting Maroon sizzled with 24 points in Arellano’s debut in the PVL Saturday against Adamson University to underscore the leading role he is to take again on his third year with the Chiefs.    To set the record straight, the soft-spoken hotel & restaurant management student from Parang, Marikina, Rizal, said he left the UP squad because of differences with the coach, not because of the lack of playing time. Standing five-foot-nine, dela Paz, one of superstar Marck Espejo’s teammates in Sta. Elena High School in Marikina, leaps so high he can outsmart the taller blockers on the other side of the court whether he is near or far from the net.   Stories to tell     Dela Paz takes understandable pride in Espejo’s phenomenal rise and singular achievements in the sport being products of the same town. He relishes telling and retelling how dominant a player the multi-awarded former Ateneo Blue Eagle was as early as then and where their high school team was competing.  Middle blocker Christian Segovia, 24, Demmy Lapuz, 19, and Kim Tan, 18, who help ease dela Paz’s scoring load, also have interesting stories to share.       Segovia, born and bred in Tondo and studying HRM as well, says in Filipino: “I should have been playing for FEU, not with Arellano. I was already listed on the FEU team barely a week before the UAAP opened. My mother, already frustrated with my poor grades, got wind of it and immediately pulled me out of the team.       “I was transferred to Arellano where I earned good grades that pleased my mother. I got back into volleyball and showed her I could balance sport and studies this time around. Now, my mother, grandmother and three siblings are always watching my games.”     Yolanda survivor    Lapuz says he had an auspicious beginning with the Chiefs. He was already a starter on his rookie year when Arellano reached the finals against Perpetual last year.      This Tacloban City native was in third year high school when Typhoon Yolanda battered his place of birth in November 2013.       He recalls the ordeal in Filipino, “We were lucky to be living in a subdivision on a mountain slope. The roof of the house was blown away but we survived. The great destruction and the stench of death all around us was one experience everyone should not be subjected to.”       Learning and enjoying volleyball in his physical education classes in UDM had, according to Tan, weaned him away from basketball. The same school gave him his first training in volleyball; he became competent at it.       Higher tuition fees drove his family to seek other schools for him. He enrolled in NU and stayed there without playing volleyball for three years until his barkada in Arellano convinced him to try out for a spot on their varsity team.       He tried out and was taken in. Only a rookie, he started for the Chiefs in their first PVL game, making him a shoo-in for Arellano’s NCAA squad next season.       The other members of the Arellano Chiefs are Roi Domingo, setter Edmark Meneses, Adrian Villados, Tonell Arellano, Jethro Cabillan, Joshua Esguerra, Junnel Cacam, Jesrael Liberato and Evo Rinon        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Kiefer Ravena to start nationwide anti-doping awareness program

  MANILA, Philippines – While serving his 18-month FIBA suspension , Kiefer Ravena has trained his efforts on leading the country's anti-doping awareness program together with his PBA team NLEX Road Warriors.  "We're setting up a program for my advocacy when it comes to anti-doping. Hopefully it spreads knowledge, education, not only ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Contractor cites lack of DOH, DepEd coordination in Barangay Health Stations project

MANILA, Philippines – An executive of the private contractor tapped for the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) project said on Wednesday, July 4, that the lack of coordination between Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) officials led to the demolition of a completely built unit. Julieanne Jorge, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

DepEd addresses underspending

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has assured an efficient disbursement of funds to address the problem of underspending that affects the delivery of basic education services like lack of classroom, teaching personnel, books and other educational supplies. Education Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said the increased budget utilization at 97 percent in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Angara pushes drug awareness program

SEN. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara pushed for the passage of a bill creating a nationwide education and awareness program on illegal drugs to prevent drug addiction among the youth. The senator made the call after the Department of Education (DepEd) opposed the plan of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct mandatory drug testing [...] The post Angara pushes drug awareness program appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Duterte: PH will always import rice

The country will never attain rice sufficiency and may import the staple for as long as the problems of overpopulation and lack of arable land are present, President Rodrigo Duterte said.   Speaking at the signing of an agreement on the Free Higher Education Act on Wednesday, the President said the country was hard put to "satisfy the food [needs] of the Filipinos."   In Mindanao, he said, food crops have declined because choice lands had been taken over "by the cash-crop guys."   "If you ask me...we just have to import rice," the President said. "I do not believe that we can be rice sufficient."   He elicited laughter from his audience when he...Keep on reading: Duterte: PH will always import rice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Lack of enrollees, teachers trigger closing down of private schools

Education Secretary Leonor Briones expressed concern on the growing phenomenon of small private schools closing down which is mostly attributed to lack of enrollees as well as teachers. Lack of enrollees, teachers trigger closing down of private schools Education Secretary Leonor Briones expressed concern on the growing phenomenon of small private schools closing down which… link: Lack of enrollees, teachers trigger closing down of private schools.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Disclosure would’ve diminished penalty

If only Kiefer Ravena declared the drink that he took before WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) testing, the FIBA penalty for a positive result would’ve been only two months but because of lack of proper drug education, the Gilas star took the examination with a clear conscience and paid the price of an 18-month suspension......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Garrett’s worthy cause

  "King Cobra" actor Garrett Clayton has found a worthy cause to rally behind. He is helping represent a group focused on bringing awareness to the lack of clean, potable water in certain parts of the world. Attending the recent Annual Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Gala in Los Angeles, the former Disney star posted a photo on Instagram of the occasion with the caption, "They have donated $100,000 every year for the last three years to the Thirst Project. None of that would be possible without the hardworking students who help to raise the money." Clayton, 27, added, "Thank you for letting me be a part of such a beautiful night! Thirst Project is such a valuable tool ...Keep on reading: Garrett’s worthy cause.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Many Filipinos seen still financially illiterate

'The study also showed that Filipinos lack specific knowledge to make informed financial decisions,' the central bank said, stressing that financial education was an 'imperative,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Human error, the leading cause of cybersecurity breaches — study

LACK of skills among employees is a critical barrier holding enterprises back from implementing threat management more effectively, a new study on cybersecurity showed. Based on the 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a joint study by the CyberEdge Group and cybersecurity services firm Imperva Incapsula, the lack of skilled personnel and low security awareness among workers […] The post Human error, the leading cause of cybersecurity breaches — study appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system

Baybayin, an ancient script of the Philippines used before the Spanish colonial period, is now on its way to becoming the official national writing system of the Philippines with the approval of the proposed National Writing System Act (House Bill No. 1022) by the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture. The bill, which was authored by Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, will be scheduled for plenary debates and then for approval on second and final reading. The measure seeks to declare Baybayin as the national writing system, in a bid to generate greater awareness on the plight of Baybayin and to foster wider appreciation on its importance and beauty. "The importance o...Keep on reading: House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Records set, lessons learned as Palarong Pambansa 2018 ends

ILOCOS SUR -- Palarong Pambansa once again showcased the most promising Filipino youth sports talent, as it draws to a close after seven days at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last April 21. The 61st installment of the country's flagship sports program saw student-athletes break several records, and the event itself became an avenue for broader discussions on youth development and child protection. At the closing ceremony, Department of Education Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali encouraged the youth to translate their on-court success to other facets of their lives. “Aking hinihikayat kayong lahat, samahan ninyo ang ating Ma’am Liling Briones at ang buong Kagawaran sa ating paglalakbay upang makabuo ng isang Filipino na kampeon, na hindi lamang kampeon sa palakasan kung hindi kampeon sa tunay na buhay," Umali said. After a week of intense competition, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson made sure to remind the young athletes to look beyond the results. “We have successfully completed the journey, and now we end it by celebrating victories and learned lessons of defeat. Remember, young athletes, that in winning or losing, there are always lessons one can get and these are far more important than any other awards,” the governor said during his opening message following the parade of delegates.   THREE TYPES OF EDUCATION Makati representative and former taekwondo champion “Monsour” Del Rosario recalled his earlier experiences and stressed the importance of sports' role in developing a sound athlete and a model citizen. “Kayo po ang future ng Philippine sports. Nakikita ko po ang sarili ko sa inyo noon – isang atleta, a faceless person in a crowd of 15,000 athletes. Itong sporting event na ito ay napakahalaga sa ating mga kabataan,” the congressman shared. He also continued by sharing his belief in three types of education: “Number one na education ay nanggagaling sa ating pamilya, sa ating parents at mga kapatid. Ang pangalawang education ay sa paaralan,nag-aaral tayo to become knowledgeable about many things in life. Ang third education ay ang sports education, ito minsan ay nakalilimutan ng ibang sector pero mahalaga din ito sa mga kabataan, dahil dito nade-develop ang character natin," he said. "Ang buhay natin ay parang sports din, sometimes we lose, sometimes we win, but if you have experienced competing in sports, you will know how to handle challenges in life." The National Capital Region (NCR) once again lorded over the weeklong sporting event, leading the medal tally by a huge margin, with Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region VI (Western Visayas) finishing second and third, respectively. The top winners received cash prize and trophy, and for the first time in the history of Palaro, winners in all the 21 regular sporting events were awarded with prizes by this year’s sponsors. the number of records set this year reached 40 (five in archery, 16 in athletics, and 19 in swimming), the most in Palarong Pambansa history. Aside from a gold medal and cash incentive, each of the record breakers received additional P3,000. “Aside from the additional incentive, these outstanding athletes will be seeded or given priority to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN School Games that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Umali added.   CHAMPIONING THE SPIRIT, WELFARE OF FILIPINO ATHLETES Following an incident involving a DepEd personnel from Cebu City who was nabbed for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old student-athlete during the national meet, Umali announced the formation of a Child Protection Committee next year. “In the next Palaro in Davao, we will now have a Child Protection Committee to make sure that this sort of occurrence will never happen again. We will also conduct talks with officiating officials and coaches on how to avoid similar instances in the future,” Umali directed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Even children and adolescents can have high BP

In two weeks, we'll embark once again on our annual May Measurement Month (MMM) blood pressure (BP) mass screening. MMM is a monthlong campaign to increase public awareness on high BP. It is participated in by more than 100 countries worldwide, and the Philippines is one of the global leaders in this initiative spearheaded by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). The Philippine Society of Hypertension (PSH), along with the Department of Health, Department of Education and more than 20 other medical organizations are collaborating in this project, which is part of a long-term plan to help save 30,000 Filipinos annually from hypertension-related complications. Last year, t...Keep on reading: Even children and adolescents can have high BP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018