House leader wants Bible to be a mandatory read in public schools

House leader wants Bible to be a mandatory read in public schools

10/10/2019 7:00:00 AM

House leader wants Bible to be a mandatory read in public schools

'If only the Bible is read, proclaimed, obeyed and practiced, the Philippines, our beloved and only country, would be a much better place to live in and our government would be a government of honesty, righteousness, and order.'

By Charissa Luci-Atienza“If only the Bible is read, proclaimed, obeyed and practiced, the Philippines, our beloved and only country, would be a much better place to live in and our government would be a government of honesty, righteousness, and order.”

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(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)This was stressed by Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr., a pastor, as he batted for the passage of a bill seeking to make Bible reading mandatory in all public elementary and secondary schools.“If only Biblical discipline, principles and standards are taught and inculcated in the minds of our children, there would be no much problems on leadership, governance, and peace and order,” he pointed out.

Abante filed House Bill 2069, the proposed Mandatory Bible Reading Act of 2019, which seeks to make Bible reading a part of the curriculum of public schools.In filing the bill, he explained that the best stage to mold and strengthen the youth’s moral, spiritual, ethical, intellectual and social character, and personal discipline is in the elementary and high school levels.

“While we have earned the identity of being the only “Christian” nation in Asia, it seems that we have not truly appreciated the relevance, importance, and power of one Book, called the Bible–a literary masterpiece, the best seller of all books in the world, and the only book that contains a truly lasting solution to man’s and society’s problem, ” Abante said.

The Manila representative is pastor of the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church and Ministries in Sta. Ana, which he founded in 1975.“If, therefore, religion is allowed to be taught in public elementary and high schools, and if such literary works as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are being read and studied in school, with more reason that the Bible which teaches creation, science, and history, among others, should be read and studied in elementary and high schools,” he said.

Under House Bill 2069, the subjects English and Filipino, in public elementary and high school, shall include the reading of, and discussion and examination, on the Bible.In the case of Muslim pupils and students, such subjects shall include the reading of, discussion, and examination on, the Koran, the bill provides.

Abante’s bill mandates the Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) to promulgate the implementing rules and regulations of the proposed Act within 30 days from its effectivity.The proposed Act shall be effective and implemented starting the next school year.(Charissa M. Luci-Atienza)

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Dapat lang, hindi naman issue kong ibat iba ang religion sa mga estudyante. Ang purpose nito ay malaman sa mga kabataan ang katutuhanan. Tingnan ninyo ang mga priso dinadalaw sila ng mga religious group at ipinangaral ang Word of God sa Biblia. Will do it now pra wala na priso Itong si Abante, paatras ang utak

Read at your own risk ⚠️ Mandatory talaga, parang rotc ha. Asan ang karapatang pumili ng sariling relihiyon? Pwede, ibalato nyo na lang yan sa mga pari at pastor? At konting effort naman sa ipapanukala ninyong batas!Yung medyo pagdedebatehan nang todo.🤔 Wow ang mga Reps na talaga natin. Paki bigyan ng constitution si boss.

Remember that even Christians have different versions of the Bible. Mayroong Catholic Christian Bible at Protestant Christian Bible. Kaya madaming kabataan ang rebellious dahil pilit niyong isinisiksik sa kanila ang mga bagay na ayaw. Where is the FREEDOM? Only if we start taxing the church and ALL religious institutions since they all want to be involved in the law so much, using religion to nurture political influence.

No. RP is a secular one. I dont think this is constitutional. Right of freedom of religion may have left the chatroom. Shoving religion up in our asses is not a bright idea smh It’s almost the same as “baptize them while they’re babies”. In sales & marketing it’s called captured market. It’s ok if you’re McDonald’s or Jollibee. Style nyo bulok!

No! Theres such a thing as freedom of religion. Bet you the same dude would have a BIG ISSUE if the Quran was suggested to be a mandatory read This is unnecessary. Does the aLl-mIgHtY government thinks that the youth today is unholy and morally filthy? What's even the point of the freedom of religion in our 1986 Constitution? Boomers, typical...(most of them) FYI, I'm born-again Christian btw if anyone is curious.

tellexyz Respeto naman sa mga non catholics. It's like shoving something they don't believe in their throats even though they don't want it. Hindi pa ba sapat yung mga Christian Living, Religious Studies, mga Rosary prayer, etc na pinapalunok sa amin? Respeto naman. Church and state are separate, right? We are democratic, RIGHT? I am a baptized Lutheran, but this isn't it.

The Bible will help give the Philippines peace? Then please answer me this: The PH is a country that is full of Roman Catholics and most of them have read the Biblee already and the PH society is still broken. What will forcing the people to do something that they already do, do? What's ur say DeterminedGlee

Oh noo niccoollee_ te masaylo kapa HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA bring ur litol bible Separate the church and the state. The church's influence in our government runs so deep it's become blind to the freedom of our people. The freedom our constitution is built on and everybody in this country enjoys. Its like we've learned nothing since Spain force fed us religion

A clear violation of the establishment clause. World, what’s good? NO to creeping THEOCRACY 1. Bakit may TALIBAN at ISIS = Theocracy! 2. Bakit may separation of church and state = NO Theocracy! 3. Explain BIGOTRY = Intolerance & Apathy 4. Explain Christian Bigotry = Ignorance & Stupidity 5. Explain Congressional Bill = answers to item 3 & 4!

wala nang maisip Article 2 section 6 of the 1987 Constitution, the law clearly states that the STATE shall ensure the inviolable “separation of Church and State”. THIS MEANS THAT THE STATE CANNOT DICTATE A PERSON’S RELIGION. FYI We have that in already If so, then quran should be included. All religion have their specific readings, so those should be in included as well.

dadadapoy kadumdum kos “school na pray-pray” ni jirehlabial You know, it would be OK... just don’t leave out the nasty parts advocating murder, genocide, racism, rape, incest & slavery. NO CHERRY PICKING! Start with Lot & the angels in sunny Sodom (Genesis 19, ESV). 😉 Congress, stop meddling with curriculum planning. It’s DepEd’s job. YOU DON’T HAVE A SAY. Stop wasting our time please. Thank you.

this aint it chief Y’all shouldn’t force students to read the bible. Reading the bible is a way of communication to God and it’s something you do it with your heart. By forcing the students not only will it defeat the purpose, the students won’t do it with their heart. suddenly, i cant read ano na naman to nyeta

Chaotic Proposal. Undermines academic freedom. Pano kung atheist 🤡✊🏻 Noah_Lugeons elibosnick HeathEnwright Paano kung iba religion? 🤷‍♂️ lmao fuck no wala napo ba kayong maisip na mas may sense at mas mapapakinabangan na bill? So no freedom of religion Di na pwede ang pagrespeto sa sariling paniniwala

Mandatory... I would love to have every child to read and be excited to learn the bible.... But forcing them... You are doing the opposite... There’s this thing called “other religions”, maybe he’s never heard of it. 🙄 Can you please stop posting memes with God's face or image. Our God is being humiliated. You guys are unbelievable. 😢😢

Hindi pa ba sapat yung sapilitang paggamit ni Pacquiao at ng Villanueva father and son tandem ng mga Bible verses sa mga diskurso nila sa senado at sa kongreso? Katoliko ako at alam kong ilugar yung paniniwala ko. Do not force people to have the same belief that you have. Respeto the state should be independent from the church. also, morality is not always bc of religiosity. andaming religious pero demonyo. Please lang.

Ha? Pano yung Quran para sa mga muslim? Pano yung ibang relihiyon na minority sa bansa? This is literally discrimination... Government should not take sides when it comes to religion... Clear violation of separation of church and state... And here we have the overly, religious, retarded ways of the Catholic Church. OA much?

Y'know, there's a reason why catechism lectures in public schools are minimal. Respect should be batted by these kind of people and should be made mandatory to their thinking. Halatang di nagbabasa ng Constitution. Anobayan. Ayon sa Constitution, ang pagtuturo nga ng religion sa mga public school ay DAPAT MAY WRITTEN CONSENT from parents, hindi sapilitan/mandatory. Hmp. 🤔🙄

Law makers? C'mon you can do better... Kaya kayo nandyan dahil kailangan ng mamamayan ng tulong para sa mas maunlad at masaganang pamumuhay. ...tell that to our Muslim brothers at ng matagpas ang leeg mong bobo ka!... Well now I just wanna go straight to hell even tho i'm not straight Dios mio! Dapat sa public official na yann be removed from office and be disqualified forever from holding public office. His stupidity is an insult to everyone including members of his own religion.

the philippines is a republic not a theocracy WTF!!!! pag linagay niyo ‘quran’ or 'gita' instead of bible, maraming filipinos would shut it down so fast hindi makakaabot sa ganito ! sa china nga na communist at least rinerespeto ang religious freedom RX931 TeaOverCoffee joshcontado Required ba iyan basahin sa isang public school na majority of the student are Muslims? Will that alienate non-Christian and non-Bible believer students?

Mandatory bible reading law? Wow, napamura ako. Sino ang kongresistang nakaisip nito? Pano kung Muslim, kung Buddhist? Sayang ang sweldo ninyo mula sa kaban ng bayan kung ganyan lang ang naiisip ninyong batas. Uwi na lang sa bahay at matulog sir. Why not include the Holy Books of other religions wtf Nagtext sa akin si Jesus. Ano raw ginagawa niyo

Fucking bs lol “If, therefore, religion is allowed to be taught in public elementary and high schools, and if such literary works as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are being read and studied in school, with more reason that the Bible which teaches CREATION, SCIENCE, and HISTORY, among others... sigh Aahhh. yes. Let's shove our beliefs to everyone's throat.

Bat ang we weirdo ng mga gusto nilang gawing batas?!!! 🖕 You know what should be mandatory? Functioning brains when running for a public office. Bible thumping accomplishes nothing. Who’s this clown in the house? Respect other religion. Do that to your home, church and friends but not in public school.

Is the congress okay? Anong nangyayari na ang weird na ng mga bills na ginagawa nila? Can't they at least write something that would benefit every single Filipino? kayo muna ulol I'll rather read chlambalam book than this The govt. is literally a circus and clowns makes the laws here apparently Our Government are just creating another conflict between our Filipino Christians and Muslims this bill will create a wall that separate every Filipino citizen. Myghaddd wake upppp 😢

if you surely know that this would change life, fine pero kung paanong ang aga ko rin nagbasa ng Biblia noon dahil no choice , I'm saying... that's not a good head start it starts with the relationship first, it's like reading a love letter from someone you do not know yet Fuck off, stop indoctrinating children even further into your fantasies. Schools are meant to EDUCATE, not INDOCTRINATE. Have them think critically and decide on their religion. Religion is a cancer honestly, it halts all progress, causes divisions and suffering, starts wars.

alfarosaurusrex makukulong na ata tayo tol They need to stop shoving their religion down everyone's throat. Yall are so weird 🤦🏽‍♂️ UNCONSTITUTIONAL! They made us read in the bible in GS and HS. Even had Theology classes in college. Do not make me any less of an agnostic, though. Okay but why is it only on public? How about the private schools tho? 🤔

theampagne house leader is challenging you 3UJUh2VemEfUtes I want to discuss/debate about this sa office (every now) pero wala koy ka discuss sa communal :((((( charlieneee pano toh teh Article III, Section 5 (1987 Ph Consti) left the group. Hey, Christian here. How about no po kaya? Hahahaha. akala ko naman bawal i-integrate ang religion sa government? 👉🏼👈🏼

read article 3 section 5 of the philippine constitution Haroyyyyy Aware ba kayo na parang binabastos nyo na ang bible?bible is a holy written law,respect it. Haha yeah, no. It's a public school, prayers are at most the norm. damn yall really give no respect to other religions and non believers if u pull thru w that huh

yare KennethBeeee next please Ethics 1 Module 5 *Taoism left the group* *Confucianism left the group* *Hinduism left the group* *Buddhism left the group* *Islam left the group* Pwede ba umisip naman sila ng legit na batas. Yung makatao, makakalikasan, at makabansa. 🤷🏽‍♂️ ahm,, no a timely proposal to make us pinoys know deeply the face of God in the bible

awit xshaharax Lul stop shoving your religion down our throats I know we all need God but making the bible mandatory is a no-no. Where's the true essence and appreciation? The freedom of religion? This is not education, this is brainwashing. it'll certainly take a number of years. so ano, bible reading na lang for the rest of yo life? hahaha

Not everyone has the same religion as you do, stupid. pancitcantonboi mga mamser ano raw Meron Muslim, Roman Catholic, INC, Born Again Christian, so how will you will explain this... Now Roman Catholic , Born Again Christian and INC they are all having thier own interpretation of the Bible, and don't create religious war in the school

God: 'I did not ask for this shit' NO! Reading any religious texts SHOULD NOT BE FORCED! QuotedReplies Why not in the congress, senate etc. instead!?!!😂😆 No anyare sa Art. II, section 6? I need cersei to come thru... Gee, what kind of crack do you guys smoke? Kaldero ng juice Slowly inching towards extremism

Our pre-hispanic ancestors: the only good outcome i see from this is that people will realize that jesus is a communist The LGBTQ+ Community has been labeled as a group seeking for 'special treatment' when all they do is fight for equal rights. Special treatment ba kamo? Kadiri. And this, people, is why the church, any belief, should NEVER be part of the Government.

janwa_king Dapat lang, Hindi nila kilala si Jesus Christ, mas kilala nila si Santa Claus, tingnan nyo mga kabataan madaling matukso, walang galang, wala kase silang Diyos, dapt magbasa ng Biblia , para bumait at maging magalang ang mga Kabataan. not really what freedom of religion means, you know.. Soc Sci to Abante:

muntanga edi mawawalan na ng essence yon? they're gonna read the bible not because they want to, but bc they are ASKED to Siguro kailangan natin ng mga batas na mas nakatutulong sa mga magsasaka, mangingisda, buong working class, mga environmental activists at maging mga IPs. Siguro lang naman. Mula po sa isang Pilipinong alam ang privilege niya sa bûhay.

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Remember Philippines have different religions we have our brothers and sisters from Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism etc. And these are the other SACRED TEXTS so reading the Bible cannot be Mandatory. We have Christian and Catholic Schools to do that. Would you require Quran and other books from other religions to be a mandatory read in public schools? The state should not favor a religion.

QuotedReplies Sinasabi ko na sa inyo. Wag niyong gagawin to. Kasi lahat nang atheist na nakilala ko, kaya naging atheist dahil binasa nilang buo yung bible. SSKSSKS what's next? we marry our rapists? Wel... Wag nyo nalang kaya isarado yung Lumad schools? Ideya lang ang unnecessary kasi nyan lmaooo ang daming problema eh. Nagbubulagan tayo sis

Very happy nanaman yung mga Christians dito as if sila lang yung tao sa Pilipinas. Makes me wonder how Christians would feel if a muslim law maker try to legislate Sharia law? bible mo to Ano na bang nangyayari sa pinas? Puro mga walang kwenta yung mga pino-propose 💀💀💀 SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE Yung iba nga sumumpa ng nakapatong ang kamay sa bible alagad naman pala ng demonyo.

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng mundo, maawa ka sa mga pulpol na mambabatas ng bansang ito. Ipagkaloob mo sakanila ang tamang kaisipan. Nabuang na. Idk this should be optional. Not everyone have the same beliefs. Somebody needs to read the constitution. they already do this in public schools with the Catechism thing. i am a Protestant Christian but i don't agree this should be mandated. same goes for banning the bible and banning prayers (which i heard was sposed to be passed as well)

Kunin niyo na mga pasaway niyong alagad. Ang kalaaaaaat!!!!! Shoving religion down kids throats eh? Pwede po ba kaya magseminar ang mga senador at mga congressman natin on Political and Constitutional Law? Marami po tayong mga matatalino at magaggaling na mga prof na willing magturo... 😊😊😊 Another dumb idea from our lawmakers. How about those students who are INC or muslims?

There seems to a contest in the house of representatives on who could come up with the most outrageous bill. Really. How about mandatory Koran reading, Sanskrit, buddha , Confucius etc Mga comment nyo about sa religious ito Bible sabi, lahat ng religious iisa Bible iba iba lang ng interpretation at bawat mga religious.

YES!!!!!!! PawsUp WTF?! Clearly the solon that proposes this inane bill knows nothing about the Constitution. Ok yan, mawawalan ng hanapbuhay mga kulto. Things are getting stranger each time I read the news lately: there was a proposal to have separate classrooms for boys & girls to curb teenage pregnancy. Then there's the under de saya bill & now this?

WTF?! Ano na namang katangahan nung author nito? Db nya alam na sa isang classroom nga lang eh may iba ng religion. Ungas talga. another wrong move.... if part of literature class then yes. take note of separation of church and state. Religion should not be forced inmho it is like brain washing people to your beliefs. Public schools should foster free and independent thinking not sheep mentality

Basa basa din cong😐 ctto What part of the constitution does the author of this law don't know? Gago, unconstitutional yan!!! Wh It's like shoving your beliefs in someone else's throat! Let the kids choose what they want to believe and read. Improve our sciences instead! Separation of state and church

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