Sen. Trillanes discusses divorce, K-12 at UA&P

Sen. Trillanes discusses divorce, K-12 at UA&P

by Daryl Zamora, CCO on February 15, 2013 - 10:48 am

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV discusses various issues to student-leaders and faculty members at UA&P. Photo by Daryl Zamora

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV discusses various issues to student-leaders and faculty members at UA&P. Photo by Daryl Zamora

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who is running for reelection in May, was the guest in a brief get-together with UA&P students and employees last February 11.

The senator called on divorce advocates to shun the measure as it would negatively affect children. He would rather that “[parents] sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of the kids.”

He also found divorce unnecessary, because legal separation is already in force in the Philippines.

Sen. Trillanes also reiterated his stand against the reproductive health (RH) law, particularly its provisions on sex education for grade school students.

He said authors of the law intended to use curricula from Western countries, with graphic materials depicting conjugal relations and a mentality of using contraceptives.

He also said a “business interest” is behind the law, which involves billions of taxpayer money.

The senator said he is also against the K-12 system for which government is now gearing up. He described the measure as an additional expense of the education department, which already has to buy more books, among others.

The 41-year-old senator and former navy officer has a master’s degree in public administration. He was elected to the Senate in 2007.

This get-together with Sen. Trillanes was part of the election awareness campaign of the Center for Student Affairs and the first of a series of get-togethers with senatorial candidates.

Sen. Trillanes talks to student-leaders at UA&P. Photo by Daryl Zamora

Sen. Trillanes talks to student-leaders at UA&P. Photo by Daryl Zamora

 

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