A proposed ordinance of Councilors Caesar Distrito, chair of the Committee on Youth, as main proponent, with co-authors Em Ang and Archie Baribar was approved during the weekend session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City, known as the strengthening of the implementation of Republic Act 10627, or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013.
MOU SIGNING between the Association of Pilipinas Shell Dealers Inc. (APSD) and the Negros Occidental Philippine National Police Office (NOPPO) was held at L Fishers Chalet at 3PM yesterday. Present during the signing are members of APSD (standing at the back), while signing of the MOU (from right) were NOPPO Police Operations Officer, Sr. Insp. Mark Anthony Darroca, Shell Territorial Manager Greg Moratin, APSD Zone chairman Atty. Eddie Bermejo, Provincial PNP Director, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, and Mr. Santiago Barcelona, Shell dealer from Escalante. Under the agreement, the PNP is allowed to establish a “police corner” in Shell stations nationwide.*
CHAMPION: The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Elementary School wins the Banda sa MassKara Band Competition.*
The ordinance aims to address cases of bullying which mostly occur in schools.
The resolution provides guidelines on how school administrators will handle cases of bullying.
Under the ordinance, an Anti-Bullying Committee in all schools will be created to serve as implementing arm of the ordinance and will establish policies to address the existence of bullying in their respective institutions.
The authors cited Republic Act No. 10627 or the “Anti-Bullying Act of 2013” stating that all elementary and secondary schools are hereby directed to adopt policies to address the existence of bullying in their respective institutions and with this the local government units must help in the proper implementation of the law in its educational institutions for the welfare of the students.
The City of Bacolod noticed the alarming problem of bullying in schools, which not only inflicts physical and psychological harm, but also leaves an emotional scar on students, thereby adversely affecting their studies, social personality and their lives.