MANILA, Oct. 30, 2015– Inspired by the love and courtship lessons promoted by the phenomenal noontime segment “Kalyeserye,” a pro-life and pro-family group will be holding a forum about chivalry and what it means to be a man on Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s College Auditorium, 37 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City.
“We didn’t want to miss the opportunity for our youth to hear renowned speaker Matt Fradd give his famous ‘Man Talk’. This entertaining and insightful talk encourages young men to aspire to real manhood, and gives young ladies an idea of what standards they should expect men to live up to,” said Mike Mapa, Filipinos for Life (F4L)’s chairman, in an interview.
Chivalry not dead
Referring to Alden Richards, one-half of the AlDub love team, he added, “He is certainly a good role model to the youth. And because of how he portrays his character on TV, chivalry is making a comeback. That’s why we think this talk is very timely. It further details what it means to be a gentleman.”
Mapa said the noontime segment has provided a springboard for the revival of Filipino family values many have forgotten due to the influence of mainstream media.
“Because of this phenomenon, we learned that the youth of today are indeed ready for a better kind of love, and so we bring them Matt Fradd to help them find what they’re looking for,” explained Mapa.
The opposite of love
In the talk, Matt Fradd, who is also the founder and executive director of The Porn Effect, will be discussing not only real love but also those that run contrary to it, particularly pornography.
“Pornography is a distortion and an abuse of love as designed by God. It short-circuits the mechanism by which love creates new generations of human beings,” Mapa explained.
Not just for men
Mapa stated that although the event is directed mainly at young men, ladies may also benefit from it, as they consider what they need to expect from the man they plan to spend the rest of their lives with.
Mapa clarified that women are welcome to attend the talk, but the gentlemen will have a preferential seating in front with the ladies seated at the back.
Tickets to the event are now available and are priced at Php 300 each. F4L also offers a free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
For inquiries, reservations, and purchases, interested parties may contact Filipinos for Life at (+63) 922-827-6662 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Anna Cosio / CBCP News)