The Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) of Laguna University headed by Dr. Gualolarina C. Fernandez, RGC, in cooperation with the Provincial Gender and Development in its commitment in the advocacy of ending violence against women and their children, conducted a symposium on teenage pregnancy with the theme, “TALK EARLY. DISCUSS OPENLY THAT TRUE LOVE WAITS” at the Audio-Visual Room, RLH Building.
It was attended by 119 1st and 2nd year students from different colleges: the College of Education (COEd), the College of Business, Administration, and Accountancy (CBAA), the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Computing Studies (CCS), and the College of Engineering (COEng), with the participation of the Central Student Council (CSC).
The highlight of the event was the talk from our key speaker, Ms. Aileen G. Mercado, Population Program Officer 2. She emphasized the ABCs to prevent teenage pregnancy. A stands for abstain, which is a self-imposed restriction from engaging in bodily activities that are typically viewed as pleasurable; B stands for be faithful to one partner; C stands for correct and consistent use of condoms; D stands for don’t drink or use drugs, and E is for educate yourself.
The resource speaker ended her talk with this reminder: “Before you decide to engage in premarital sex, think of your future, because true love waits. SAY NO TO TEENAGE PREGNANCY!”
– Kristine Gem Nequinto