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Teachers could be fined P50,000 to P1 million and face imprisonment depending on the gravity of the case. It’s not only bullies in class that students have to watch out for nowadays, but also abusive teachers whose cruelty could drive a child to take his own life.


Sen. Sonny Angara has proposed the expansion of the relatively new Anti-Bullying Act to cover school authorities and employees who subject students to degrading acts.

“Teachers and other school employees, including the principal, and security, maintenance and administrative personnel, may commit acts of bullying by using humiliating words and giving degrading treatment such as unwarranted corporal punishment against students,” Angara said in his proposed amendment to the anti-bullying law.
Harsher penalties should be imposed if the bullying drives the student to attempt to take his own life, he said.

According to Angara, a study commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the Council for the Welfare of Children and Plan International found that many elementary and high school students had experienced various forms of abuse from their peers or their teachers.
Another study by an American psychiatrist found that teachers’ bullying of students received scant attention, he said.

“As our children’s so-called second parents, it should be the teachers and the school authorities’ primary responsibility and promise to parents to ensure the safety of the students. We should provide the Filipino youth the opportunity for maximum learning in a peaceful setting and protect our children from the earliest forms of violence,” Angara said.

Under Angara’s proposed measure, any school employee who commits bullying would be levied a fine ranging from P50,000 to P100,000, or imprisoned for six months to one year, or both.
If the bullying committed by the school employee results in the student attempting suicide, the fine would range from P100,000 to P500,000, or imprisonment of one to three years, or both.
If the suicide attempt results in the student’s death, the penalty would be a fine of P500,000 to P1 million, or a three- to six-year jail term, or both.

Under the law, bullying consists of any unwanted physical contact between the bully and the victim like punching, pushing, shoving, kicking, slapping, tickling, headlocks, inflicting school pranks, teasing, fighting and the use of available objects as weapons; any act that causes damage to a victim’s psyche and/or emotional well-being.

SOURCE: inquirer.net

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  1. Pano kung ang teacher ang e bubully ng student how can we be protected... sobrang galing niong gumawa ng batas pabor lamang sa isa... pano naman kami...MGA GURO...

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    1. Tama! Bakit walang batas para sa mga bullied teacher? Subukan Kaya nila na s'ils maman mag turo. Kami nman gagawa Ng batas at pâlit sahod. Hmmmm... Ewan ko Lang Kung mag teacher pa sila.

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    2. Correct!!! Sana po gumawa naman cila ng batas para sa ating mga guro..papano naman po tau na binubully din!

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  2. Kalokohan!
    Without discipline, there is no learning.

    Balang araw, ang mga batang inaasahang pag-asa ng bayan ay magiging kabataang sakit sa ulo ng sambayanan.

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  3. nagpapanggap na naman na mga makatao.... ayaw munang pag aralan mabuti ang kultura at kalagayang pamumuhay ng mga Pilipino bago na namam gumawa ng gaya gayang batas ng amerika.... nagpipilit tayong ituwid ang daan ng mga naliligaw na mag aaral..... pinipilit naman tayong takutin ng mga mambabatas .... so ang magagawa ng mga guro.... usap na lang ng usap sa harap ng klase ...huwag pakialaman ang bata kung nakikinig o hindi... baka mapahiya pagsaway mo magkakaso ka pa..... pag may nag aaway huwag pakialaman... baka pag awat mo mahawakan mo ang bata at sasabihin ng bata hinawakan mo siya at siya ay nasaktan ... kaso na naman.... wala na... bulok na bulok na ang isip ng mga mambabatas ... ayaw muna mag isip at pag aralan kung bagay ba sa pinas ang ginagawang batas...........

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