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Filipino government postpones sex-ed program, agrees to consult with bishops

Catholic World News - June 22, 2010

The government of the Philippines has agreed to postpone implementation of a proposed sex-education program, while consulting with the country’s Catholic bishops about the contents of the pilot program.

“We decided to hold the sex education module in abeyance until a final decision is made on the consultation process,” said the government’s education secretary, Mona Valisno. She said that the government was prepared to entertain proposals to modify the program.

The Catholic bishops’ conference had supported a class-action lawsuit filed by 30 parents seeking to scuttle the sex-education program.

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