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Jam-jam Baronda opposes gender segregation proposal

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Iloilo City Rep. Julienne “Jam-jam” Baronda is against the proposal requiring separate classrooms for boys and girls.

One’s gender cannot dictate the potential of an individual, said Baronda.

The National Youth Commission chairman Ryan Enriquez earlier proposed the separation of class sections for female and male students in Grades 7 to 12 to prevent teen pregnancy and HIV cases.

The lady politiko said being exposed to all the structures of the community is critical in molding the children. (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/futile-proposal-gender-segregation-will-not-curb-teenage-pregnancies/)

The Commission on Population reported about 500 teenage girls give birth in the Philippines every day as more adolescents engage in premarital sex

One in 10 young Filipino women age 15 to 19 have begun childbearing where eight percent are already mothers and another two percent are pregnant with their first child, the results of the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey also showed.