Thursday, 7th May 2015

Click Icon to Share this post

Share

December 24 ,2012 12:48 AM

By: Lilibeth A. French

Students have vital roles and responsibilities in creating a safer school environment; one that's free from bullying and hazing.

Department of Education Division of Iloilo City Education Program Supervisor on Values Education Jerson Labos said that “in order to promote a safer environment inside the school it is not only the school principal or administrator or teachers that are needed but students have also important roles and responsibilities as well.”

 

Labos discussed these roles and responsibilities required from the students during the Children and Youth Forum: On the Nature of Gangs/Fraternities/Sororities conducted by the Iloilo Children Welfare Foundation, Inc. at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City on December 19.

In summary, Labos said there are four roles and responsibilities that students can play to help maintain a safe school environment. First, students must not engage in or contribute to bullying or hazing behavior.

“If you are concerned with your future you won’t engage in this kind of activities that will give you and other members of your families problem later,” said Labos to almost one hundred students, out-of-school youth, teachers and media who attended the half-day event.

Second, treat everyone with respect.

“Respect the fundamental basic rights of others because if we respect the rights of others we can avoid cases of bullying and hazing. As much as possible, we should be aware or sensitive of our actions because others might perceive our actions as hurting,”

Third, report bullying or hazing to teachers and administrators.

“If you have information that there was an occurrence of bullying or hazing in your school, report that to your teachers or principal,” urged Labos.

Last, never engage in retaliatory behavior or encourage others to get back because this is a contributory factor to promote hazing or bullying in school.

Labos also acknowledged the important roles of student government organizations as he encouraged them to take an active part in the promotion of the anti-hazing law in their respective schools.

Labos who discussed the Roles and Responsibilities of DepEd/Schools in promoting the Anti-Hazing Law was just one of the five panelists during the forum.

Other panelists and their topics are: Police Insp. Marie Faith Superio of the Iloilo City Women and Children Desk on the participation of PNP in the promotion of Anti-Hazing Law; Christopher Montano of the Commission on Human Rights 6 on understanding the Anti-Hazing Law; and Gerthrode Charlotte Tan-Mabilog of GMA 7 on the responsibility of media in protecting students from hazing.

Participants were also given insights during the forum on the purpose of forming gangs, fraternities/sororities, importance of “neophytes qualifying membership rites” or “hazing”, and the impact of these formal and informal groups in their lives by representatives from the Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, all from Central Philippine University.

Basing from the active participation of the students especially during the open forum, ICWF is planning to hold the same activity which is in response to the call for action against corporal punishment and the banning of such.

ICWF is a non-profit, non-government organization that works for the promotion and protection of the welfare and rights of the children in conflict with the law and children at risk in Iloilo City. (PIA)

 

Opinion new Banner
Click image for full view
The new Comelec appointments and the 2016 elections

May 07, 2015 04:24 AM

By: Christian Monsod

THE NEW appointments to the Comelec, namely, Chair Andres Bautista and the two other commissioners – Rowena Amelia V. Guanzon and Sherif M. Abbas - complete the line-up of the Commission for the coming 2016 elections. Read more...

Back to terra firma

May 07, 2015 04:22 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

NOW that Filipinos have spent out their anger, sadness and all sorts of emotions at the defeat of Manny Pacquiao to Floyd Mayweather, it is time to get back to our feet and minds to earth. Media spent hundreds of hours creating belief that Pacquiao will beat Mayweather despite the odds in the international betting station favoring Mayweather. So media should put an end trying to explain why Pacquiao lost. Read more...

The pastoral spirit

May 07, 2015 04:18 AM


By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE all need to develop this pastoral spirit or some sense of the pastoral. I am afraid a great majority of the people, even among so-called devout Catholics, are still not quite clear about what this sense of the pastoral means. Read more...

Water crisis: Iloilo to California

May 07, 2015 04:16 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out." – Anton Chekhov

LOS ANGELES, California – Has the water crisis become a global phenomenon?

Barely two weeks since the Iloilo City Council in the Philippines declared the city under a "state of imminent water crisis" due to a projected prolonged drought, California's State Water Resources Control Board (SWCB) announced the approval of an emergency 25 percent cut in the cities' water use May 5. Read more...

Mismatch!

May 07, 2015 04:14 AM

By: Odon S. Bandiola

MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao climbed into the ring at the MGM Grand Arena at Las Vegas determined to box and engage in a brawl.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the other protagonist, climbs the ring to sway, glide, dance and run and to hug his partner for 36 minutes. Read more...

Shadow of fear

May 07, 2015 04:12 AM

IT'S a scene straight out of a Hollywood crime flick.

A jail inmate runs into trouble with fellow prisoners resulting in a suspicious death.

Such is the case of two inmates of the Iloilo City District Jail (ICDJ) in Ungka, Jaro. Initially, it was believed that Kristian Buevan and Lenin Gerd Salvalosa committed suicide by hanging inside the jail. Read more...

Negros News New Banner
Sports News New Banner
Business News New Banner
Community Events new Banner
About Us New banner
order Newspaper New Banner
Order newspaper
interval banner