Life skills for young Filipinos

What they need: Young people celebrating St John the Baptist Day on June 24 in Manila. There are 10 lifeskills that a country’s youth needs to develop, says the writer. — AFP

AMID a renewed push – led by incoming vice president and education secretary Sara Duterte – to revive mandatory military training in the Philippines, I believe that one productive way to steer the ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) debate is to direct our attention to the broader (and more important) question of what are the skills that young Filipinos actually need and that are not currently addressed by the educational system.

In this vein, let me enumerate some of the life skills that I think every Filipino child should learn:

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