Should corporal punishment be banned at home and in school?
This forum aims to face common issues on whether or not corporal punishment should be prohibited in schools and in homes. A proposed local ordinance titled “Promoting positive and non-violent forms of discipline of children, prohibiting corporal punishment and all forms of degrading and humiliating punishment of children and providing penalties thereof” authored by Honorable Councilor/s Ray-Ann Cedric G. Rentoy, Cecilia V. de Asis, and Dan Paolo R. Morales has been initially presented to the public last Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at the Naga City People’s Hall which immediately created mixed reactions.
Click here to view/download/print the proposed ordinance. Similar laws such as the approved House Bill 4455 and the pending Senate Bill 1812 can serve as reference materials to the proposed ordinance.
Aware of the significance of this issue, we are inviting everyone to an intelligent debate and free flow of opinion and sentiments from concerned faculty members, school administrators, parents, and all stakeholders in the community.
Through this forum your voices are given an opportunity to be heard and considered especially by our concerned city officials and policy makers who are crafting the said ordinances.