CIBAC Party-List Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva slams the alleged "inclusion and promotion" of the topics of gender fluidity, same-sex union and same-sex marriage in the draft curriculum by the Department of Education (DepEd) for Kindergarten to Grade 10.
'Anti-God': Bro Eddie wants to probe inclusion of LGBTQ-related topics in DepEd's draft curriculum
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An evangelist-turned-congessman is up in arms over what he called the "inclusion and promotion" of LGBTQ-related topics such as gender fluidity, same-sex union and same-sex marriage in the Department of Education's (DepEd) draft curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 10.
“We are shocked to discover that the promotion of gender ideology, same sex union and same-sex marriage is slowly creeping under our nose into the very curriculum of our basic education!" CIBAC Party-List Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva said in a statement Tuesday, May 2.
"What is more worrying is the slant towards promoting and condoning such practices in the minds of our young students!” noted Villanueva, who vowed to call for a congressional investigation on the matter.
DepEd has released its draft revised curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 10 through its FaceBook page and it has asked the public and interested stakeholders to review it and provide feedback. As per the announcement, the review is open until May 3, 2023.
LGBTQ stands for, and represents, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
“Not only is this anti-God, but also clearly unconstitutional! Section 13, Article II of the Constitution mandates that the State shall promote the moral and spiritual well-being of our youth. I do not see that the introduction of these topics into our basic education curriculum is heading the right direction,” added the CIBAC solon.
In the proposed new curriculum under the subject Araling Panlipunan 10, among the topics included to be taught to the children are the different genders and the meaning and benefits of same-sex unions.
“Though this is still a draft and, hopefully, will still undergo revisions, it is just very disturbing that there are proponents of gender ideology inside DepEd that inject this advocacy to the education of our youth.
"I am calling all stakeholders to be more vigilant on this issue because this a primordial concern that will shape the moral fiber of our youth,” Villanueva said.