Press Release
September 19, 2013

Nancy believes anti-bullying law can stop early culture of violence in schools
Welfare, safety of children now in DepEd's hands

Senator Nancy Binay praised President Benigno Aquino III after he signed Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, noting that law's passage will usher a new proactive mindset in school environments and will ultimately curb the early onset of the culture of violence among children.

"As a mother, I deeply appreciate our President for the immediate signing of this bill into law. I believe that this will create a new 'positive culture of caring' in school environments as it stops, prevents and protects children from the early prevalence of violence among students," Binay said.

Binay believes that the law will further change how quarrelsome children will view and face the consequences of bullying .

"Those victims of bullying will no longer be afraid because they know that there will be safe channels where they can air the hurt and pain," she said.

The lady senator, a mother of four, also congratulated both houses of Congress for prioritizing the law's passage.

Under the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies that will prevent and address bullying in their institutions.

"I call on the DepEd and all school authorities to immediately act on this law and ensure that all policies will be properly implemented. Schools are our children's second home and as parents, we entrust the welfare and safety of our children in your hands," Binay said.

According to the senator, bullying has been a silent menace that has plagued many children for a very long time. Even as adults, some may have been victims of ingrained culture of violence.

"It may have scarred us for life. It is only fitting that we act now and prevent our children from experiencing the same trauma that bullying can instill in their hearts," she concluded.

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