CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For a predominantly conservative Catholic country like the Philippines, same-sex relationships are frowned upon, if not ridiculed. But not for this college in this Philippine southern city.
The Golden Heritage Polytechnic College has a adopted a policy prohibiting its students from having a romantic relationship with the opposite sex as long as they are attending said school.
School president Tito Dichosa said that the policy, expressed clearly in a billboard in front of the campus, as well as on teachers’ uniforms, is aimed at preventing teenage pregnancies.
Dichosa said his only wish is for his students to finish college, adding that he gets frustrated whenever a student gets pregnant and stops studying.
Only same-sex relationships — those that do not result in pregnancies — are allowed by the school. Encouraged, perhaps?