"Ang dalagang Pilipina, parang tala sa umaga
Kung tanawin ay nakaliligaya
May ningning na tangi at dakilang ganda
Maging sa ugali, maging kumilos
mayumi, mahinhin, mabini ang lahat ng ayos
Malinis ang puso maging sa pag-irog
may tibay at tining ng loob."
"Bulaklak na tanging marilag, ang bango
Sa mundo'y dakilang panghiyas,
pang-aliw sa pusong may hirap.
Batis ng ligaya at galak, hantungan ng
Iyan ang dalagang Pilipina, karapat-dapat
sa isang tunay na pagsinta."
I wouldn't be surprised if some parents would raise their eyebrows or even admonish their kids when they see such topic as sexual awareness being read online. One of the reasons I wanted to discuss such a controversial topic among teenagers stems from an inquiry my best friend had about his teenager son who has a young girl friend. Another eye opener for me was when I met a nineteen year old girl who contracted a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at a very young age. She had her first sexual experience at 15 years old with a 40 year old married seaman. Lest you think that it only happens in Manila, think again, the lady hails from Mindanao and is the youngest in a brood of 12 children but whose parents are involved in a religious cult.