New Bill Would Make Mandatory Bible Reading in Elementary and High School Levels
Bienvenido “Benny” Abante, Jr., the Filipino House Minority Leader wants to pursue the bible reading as a mandatory prerequisites for students in public levels – elementary and high school.
“the State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, and social well-being,” Abante said.
Abante introduces House Bill 2069 called the “Mandatory Bible Reading Act of 2019″ which will strengthened the bible reading to promote principles, standards, discipline, moral and spiritual values.
“teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline, and encourage critical and creative thinking,” He added.