Photo Release

November 29, 2023

Protect the youth: Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa presides over the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs hearing to discuss the alleged issue of continuous radicalization and recruitment of students in educational institutions to become members of the local communist terrorist groups. During Wednesday’s hearing, November 29, 2023, Dela Rosa, who filed Senate Resolution No. 863, enumerated the following objectives of the bill: (1) to determine whether there was negligence on the part of schools, its administrators and teachers to exercise their special parental authority over the minor child under their supervision, instruction or custody; (2) to determine and address loopholes in the provisions under the Anti-Terrorism Act and other relevant laws; and (3) to revisit policies geared towards countering the radical ideologies which often prey on the discontent and frustrations of young students. “As we convene today, let us keep in mind our shared responsibilities to ensure that the laws and policies in place align with the principles of ‘Parens Patriae’. Let us proceed with a commitment to furthering the well-being of our youth,” Dela Rosa said. “In the words of a former American President, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” he added. (Joseph Vidal/Senate Social Media Unit)