Elementary and Secondary Schools shall adopt the new policy to prevent acts of bullying.
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On last September 12, 2013, Pnoy signed the Republic Act 10627, or the "Anti-Bullying Act of 2013" – AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS.
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of
Representatives and the Senate on June 5, 2013.
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES: Secretary of the Senate & (Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP: Secretary General, House of Representatives
The said law requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies to prevent and address the acts of bullying in their institutions.
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“Bullying” shall refer to any severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another student that has the effect of actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property; creating a hostile environment at school for the other student; infringing on the rights of the other student at school; or materially and substantially disrupting the education process or the orderly operation of a school.
Those persons reported bullying will provide disciplinary administrative sanctions against perpetrator of bullying.
The perpetrator and the parent will undergo and participate rehabilitation program.
The school principal or any person who holds a comparable role shall be responsible for the implementation and oversight of policies intended to address bullying.
- (a) Notify the law enforcement agency if the school principal or designee believes that criminal charges under the Revised Penal Code may be pursued against the perpetrator;
- (b) Take appropriate disciplinary administrative action;
- (c) Notify the parents or guardians of the perpetrator; and
- (d) Notify the parents or guardians of the victim regarding the action taken to prevent any further acts of bullying or retaliation.
The Department of Education's Secretary shall regulates appropriate administrative sanctions. If school administrators fail to comply the requirements shall suffer penalty of suspension.