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‘Honesty cart’ in Lubao school instills values among kids

A public school in Lubao town in Pampanga has set up an “honesty cart” to instill good values among the young learners.

Officials said the move was in line with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) program dubbed “Project Watch,” which aims to restore and strengthen the values of punctuality and honesty among the youth.

According to a Punto Central Luzon report, teachers Jazmine Rose Abellana and Roselle Aguilar of Remedios National High School came up with the idea of putting up the “Honesty Cart or Honing One’s Sense of Truthfulness Through Buying and Selling in Cart” inside their campus to promote a culture of honesty and integrity among students.

“The advocacy of our project is to teach students the virtue of honesty,” the mentors were quoted as saying.

School principal Jeanie Lintag said the school administrators were happy to come up with the project.

“Dito sa amin school, masaya kami na pati ang mga magulang ay supportive sa proyektong ito,” Lintag said.

The cart was patterned after the Honesty Cafe in the province of Batanes, where items are left unattended and buyers are expected to honor the transaction by leaving their payment.

The items in the Honesty Cart include candies, biscuits, mineral water and school supplies such as pencils, ball pens, crayons and pad paper.