Giving of assignments is a Sway to learn more and for self-study. In House Bill 388, teachers are prohibited from giving assignments to their students if they will be done during weekends (Saturday and Sunday). According to the proponent of this measure, homework has negative effects on children in other countries because it takes the time that is supposed to be allotted for their families. However, for the Alliance of Concerned Teacher (ACT), it is impossible for teachers not to give students homework under the K to 12 basic education program. The context and scope of the current curriculum is deliberately comprehensive, and the time spent in school is not enough for the children to learn what they are supposed to learn. The continuous learning of children outside school is important for them to have discipline and to become responsible. Teachers are considered to be the key why there are doctors, policemen, engineers, nurses, lawyers, in short professionals. They are giving their efforts and sacrifices everyday to ensure their students have learned, and review for more understanding. They mold us. They have been once students, and they already know what makes students succeed. Do parents check out really what their children are doing after school? Do any of them help in household chores? Or are their hours spent on computers and playing even if, according to the “Save the Children Philippines”, they are at school from five to eight hours every day? Practically, it has been observed that students, nowadays do their assignments at school not at home, rushing and cheating on and with their classmates who have already done their tasks. Moreover, children at the elementary level, have been already trained by their parents to complete their homeworks first before going to play outside with their friends. How can they say that this will affect their family bonding when in fact, they have phones with internet, chatting with friends, scrolling on Facebook, playing Mobile Legends, watching on YouTube and many more? Homework helps sharpen the learning process of children. In the end, children’s education, whether inside or outside the school, it cannot be measured alone by their ability to finish assignments. Implementing “No Homework Policy” leads to student’s laziness in studying. They become complacent, just relying on what the teacher is teaching them for the day inside the classroom. Activities are conducted, yes, but it’s not a hundred percent sure that all of the students have learned. They need also to practice reviewing at night. With this, their computers and phone are used for researching and learning. It is the parent’s duty to guide their children to grow mature. Setting them free, by removing one of their essential responsibilities in their age level, is pushing them into retrogression. Students should know their responsibilities. How could they handle “big” responsibilities in the future if “small” responsibilities like their assignments are removed from their life? It is not helping them to learn how to prioritize matters if one of the things they have to do, which is their assignment, is also removed from them. “No Homework Policy” is not the solution, nor an assurance that students will be spending their “free time” with their parents. It is the students’ attitude to manage their time they spend in learning, playing and family-bonding that will be the key in achieving a balanced life.#