[Press Release] Teachers welcome Anti-bullying law -TDC

Teachers welcome Anti-bullying law

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) welcomes the passage of the Anti-Bullying Law or RA 10627 WHICH President Aquino signed on September 12.

TDC

“Now, the teachers and school officials will have a clear legal definition of bullying and a basis for procedure in handling bullying cases in school as well as mechanism of preventing it.” Said Benjo Basas the group’s national chairperson.

Basas noted that anti-bullying is part of the Child Protection Policy which the DepEd adopted last year and with the enactment of the law, the DepEd can now improve its policy on bullying.

“This law should be implemented fairly with full protection for the bullied and the bully as well.” Basas said noting that the students who are considered bully are also in the same vulnerable situation as the bullied.

Basas cited a UNICEF study in 2009 which shows that most of the abuses that took place in schools are cases of bullying.

“We hope that this law would make the school a happy place for our children.” Basas ended.

Basas offered the assistance of his group in crafting of the implementing rules of the law.

NEWS RELEASE
September 21, 2013

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