Why Angelito is a Bad Example for the Youth
There’s a new drama series in ABS-CBN which brings another concern to me. It’s Angelito: Batang Ama (or Angelito: Young Father). Before I give my comment, here’s the full trailer of the series:
In the story, Angelito Santos (played by J.M. De Guzman), young and still a student, impregnates his high school sweetheart, Rosalie Dimaano (Charee Pineda). Then the two strives together to raise their child in spite of the adversity.
Isn’t their love story sweet? Hardly! It is actually bothering.
Before, there were movies with adultery as its theme (see my blog What Happened to Marital Faithfulness?: A Comment on Two Recent Filipino Movies). Now, T.V. shows that invite pre-marital sex and teenage pregnancies. I ask myself, “What’s going on?”
Clearly, Angelito (the series) is a bad example for the youth. The Bible tells us to “flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22). And that “among [us] there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people” (Ephesians 5:3).
It is my prayer that young people will not follow the example of Angelito.