An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) claimed that the Department of Health’s initiative to distribute condoms in schools will only result in the spread of HIV-AIDS.
Balanga, Bataan Bishop Ruperto Santos, chairman of the CBCP – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, told Radyo Veritas in an interview that the agency is just exposing the Filipino youth to premarital sex.
“You cannot correct a mistake by making a mistake,” Santos said. “Giving condoms or pills is just encouraging immoralities and illicit affairs.”
DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial on World AIDS Day (last Thursday) said that the agency will be distributing condoms after providing students with counseling once they are able to agree with the Department of Education on a “strategy” to combat the rise of HIV and AIDS among Filipino youth.
source : inquirer
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