DepEd statement on incidents of rape involving students

DepEd statement on incidents of rape involving students

The Department of Education (DepEd), the foremost government agency mandated to promote and protect the welfare of young learners, appeals to the community to be increasingly vigilant and proactive in preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse, exploitation, and discrimination against children. This is in view of the reported incidents of rape involving a 12-year-old student and her five schoolmates in Barangay Maysilo, Malabon; a Grade 10 student and five minors in Sta. Maria, Bulacan; and an 11-year-old student and four schoolmates in Ajuy, Iloilo. Through the legal office of…