There is a clamor that the Good Manners and Right Conduct Bill, or Senate Bill No. 1855 filed by outgoing senator JV Ejercito last 17th Congress be refiled. Accordingly, the bill is consonant with the “the policy of the State to promote character formation and wholesome personality development by requiring schools at the elementary and secondary level to inculcate patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation of the role of national heroes in the historical development of the country, teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, and develop moral character and personal discipline.”
But do we need the bill, or the GMRC Act?
The answer, of course, is on the positive. It appears, however, that it is the government officials that need them first and foremost. Kung ano daa kaya an nahihiling sa mga gurang, iyo man an ang ginigibo kan kaakian. So no matter how we teach the young if the adults continue to exhibit attitudes that is contrary to GMRC, it would be of no use. Still remember the McDonalds’ controversial “Dada” advertisement in 2002 where the father was bribing her child with french fries?
With the election of President Rodrigo Duterte and the advent of his colorful language, normal na man ngonyan ang colorful language sa mga kaakian. Maski saen barato na sana ang P.I. kaya dawa anong lada an ilaag mo sa ngimot kan mga aki, warang masyadong pagbabago na mangyayari.
The latest, of course, is this controversial congressman — Ang Probinsiyano party-list Representative Alfred Delos Santos. He is reported to have punched a waiter in one of the homegrown restaurants in Legazpi City, Christian Klent Alejo.