House Bill 682 also protects students from abusive punishments from teachers and other academic authorities, regardless of when or where corporal punishment was executed.
If approved, the bill can send the guilty to jail.
In Philippines, such laws are only paper-work, nobody can ever execute them among the ordinary people.
And this is the other side, millions of children without sufficient food.
There are now about 2 million streetchildren in the Philippines.
Malnutrition problem 'serious'
WHILE many of them have ideal weights, a significant percentage of elementary schoolchildren are still underweight.
Department of Education (DepEd) 7 data collected last year showed that 22.59 percent of Central Visayasâ€™ elementary schoolchildren were malnourished.
Grace Espos, a DepEd 7 nutritionist, attributed the high percentage of underweight schoolchildren mostly to their families economic status.
Edited by yohan, 31 March 2009 - 04:53 PM.