The Department of Healthâ€™s (DOH) plan to distribute condoms in schools to avert further increase of HIV/AIDS cases has been met with strong opposition from an official of Federated Parents-Teachers Associations (PTA) in Bohol.
Lanibel Labado, the president of PTAs in the province, protested the national governmentâ€™s plan noting that it would only arouse curiosity among students and push the youth to start engaging in premarital sex.
Labado who is a former councilor in Antequera said that distributing condoms would be equal to giving students encouragement to engage in sexual intercourse.
She suggested that the DOH should instead expand and improve its information drive against such diseases.
According to Labado, sex education should come from the family, particularly on the downsides of engaging in early and premarital sex.
The DOH has recently announced that it will distribute condoms in schools next year to counter the sharp rise in HIV/AIDS cases among youth in the country.
The departmentâ€™s strategy has sparked debates among netizens and has been receiving support. However, it has also been facing opposition from several groups and institutions. (Rey Tutas)