June 26, 2020 – The Department of Education (DepEd) welcomes the recent passage of Republic Act 11476, or the Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) and Values Education Act. We thank our President, legislators, and advocates for their support to DepEd in further empowering our youth to contribute to nation-building while protecting their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being.

Though we have been providing lessons on GMRC and Values Education in our K to 12 curriculum, we value the vital role of RA 11476 will play in strengthening our youth’s decision-making skills, attitude, and behaviors, especially in these critical times. We will be teaching 313 Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) from Grades 1-10 this School Year 2020-2021.

With this law, and our nation’s aspiration to guide our youth to the right path, we look forward to raising more Filipinos who are Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa.