Pres. Duterte signs law restoring GMRC, values education subjects

Pres. Duterte signs law restoring GMRC, values education subjects




This has been part of the curriculum of our father and mothers and those before them up until it was revamped and was just made a topic of of one subject.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants this to be changes as he signed a law establishing Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) and Values Education as core subjects in the K to 12 curriculum both in public and private schools.


Republic Act (RA) 11476 signed by the President on June 25, GMRC GMRC and Values Education will replace the existing Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (ESP) subject.
The lost tagalog greeting of "pagmamano"
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GMRC will be taught from Grades 1 to 6 as a separate and independent subject and will also be integrated into the learning activities of kindergarten students.
Republic Act (RA) 11476  reads: “The Department of Education (DepEd) shall introduce GMRC through clear, distinct, specific, and concrete character building activities such as role playing in the classroom, community immersion activities, teacher-parent collaborative learning activities, school-initiated values formation activities, simulated activities, and other forms of experiential learning,” 


As explained Values Education will be a subject taught separately from Grades 7 to 10 and will also be integrated into current subjects in Grades 11 to 12 under the K to 12 basic education curriculum.
RA 11476, provides that Values Education will encompass “universal human, ethical, and moral values, among others.”

“It (Values Education) shall inculcate among our students the basic tenets of the observance of respect for oneself, others, and our elders, intercultural diversity, gender equity, ecology and integrity of creation, peace and justice, obedience to the law, nationalism and global citizenship, as well as the values of patience, perseverance, industry, honesty and integrity, and good faith in dealing with other human beings along with all other universal values,” it said.






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