To be clear, Kapuso young actor Miguel Tanfelix admits that he has no time to think about premarital sex at this point in time of his career.
Miguel, 17, is currently busy with projects under his mother studio and other appearances beyond showbiz like becoming an ambassador for U4U.
Miguel was tapped as the Celebrity Ambassador for U4U flagship program for Filipino teens by POPCOM.
POPCOM kicked off U4U in 2014 as an innovative caravan for teens and by teens. POPCOM executive director, Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said that U4U is one of several programs of the government aimed to fulfill the right of young Filipinos to accurate information, especially when it comes to premarital sex.
“Teenage pregnancy is on the rise. Approximately, one in three teenagers had engaged in premarital sex,” said Perez, citing a 2013 study in the Philippines.
So how does a young man like Miguel keeps himself away from the temptation of premarital sex?
“To be responsible, you should know your priorities and avoid things that are not important. My priorities right now are my career and studies,” said Miguel whose appointment as the U4U ambassador befits his personality as he is widely regarded as one of the most sought-after and responsible young actor.
Looking up to his idols
“I look up to God and my dad. In showbiz I look up to kuya Alden (Richards) and Dingdong (Dantes). I believe they are very passionate in their works and they are really responsible men.”
Since his Musical.ly videos became viral in the start of 2016, Miguel can’t get enough of it and he admits that he spend most of his free times with this video app.
“I hope to help POPCOM reach as many teens as possible,” continued Miguel, whose social media accounts have over a million following. Miguel is one of the top young personalities who have used social media to showcase their talents. YouTube videos of the young actor using the app Musical.ly were featured in the television show, “Good Morning America”.
With thw support of the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA), POPCOM and its partner, the Center for Health Solutions and Innovations Philippines Inc. (CHSI) selected Miguel not only for his star power but also for his decision to continue his education.
“Miguel Tanfelix is a good role model. Despite beijg a celebrity, he still finds time to study. He has a great relationship with his parents and family. As thee U4U Ambassador, he will inspire other Filipino teens to make responsible decisions for their future,” said Dr. Carmina Aquino, senior technical advisor of CHSI.
As a U4U ambassador, Miguel will participate in a number of awareness-raising activities including, the U4U Teen Trail event – an interactive event on puberty, romance and relationships. POPCOM and CHSI helped prepare Miguel for his task as U4U ambassador by engaging him as a peer educator along with other student leaders of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City.
Now, that’s how to make your parents proud.
To know more, you may follow U4U on Facebook at http://facebook.com/u4u.ph.
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