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Is it really necessary? House Bill seeks to revive GMRC as a separate subject

  • Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) subject was removed from the K to 12 curriculum
  • Edukasyon Party-list Representative Salvador Belaro proposed for the implementation of the subject GMRC in the K to 12 curriculum but it was not approved
  • Castro said that she believed that it should be implemented but it should be taught before teaching the children how to read

A lot of teachers are having problems with student’s attitude nowadays. Most complain that these children don’t know how to behave, obey, and even respect their teachers and parents.

This also can be a factor why children find it hard to learn their lessons.

Under the K to 12 curriculum, the subject Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) was removed from the curriculum and it was integrated to other subjects such as social studies or any related subject in the K to 12 curriculum. In 2007, the Camara had proposed for the implementation of the subject GMRC in the K to 12 curriculum but it was not approved.

In the program “Usapang de Campanilla” of DZMM, Atty. Claire Castro said that she believed that it should be implemented but it should be taught before teaching the children how to read.

“Siyempre, kailangan nating turuan ang mga batang magbasa, pero mas titimo sa utak nila kung ano ‘yung tamang attitude, tamang manners,” she said

She also said that nationalism should be taught in children, for she had observed that most children nowadays don’t know how to show love for our country.

“Yung pagmamahal sa bansa, sa kapwa Pilipino hindi ko na siya nakikita,” she added

She also explained that maybe these young children, if they will be taught in having a good attitude at an early age, probably they can easily obey what is told to them.

“You cannot teach old dog new tricks,” she explains

Edukasyon Party-list Representative Salvador Belaro also wanted to push the GMRC subject under the K to 12 curriculum. He also believes that it is time to teach the students good manners like honesty, to be fair, and have long patience.


GMRC aims to teach students how to gain self-respect, respect for the elderly, patience, perseverance, honesty, and learn how to socialize with others.

Written by Rhelyn Harder

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