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  • iACADEMY, a private educational institution in the Philippines, and Anti-Bullying Philippines, a local community that supports the advocacy, are continuing their campaign against bullying with "Armed in Art," an art exhibit.

    As iACADEMY explained, "The artworks featured on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the [iACADEMY Plaza in Makati City] aim to provide a voice not only for the artists who made them, but also for all senior high school and college students who feel strongly about the cause and support iACADEMY’s stand against bullying."

    According to Vanessa Tanco, iAcademy president, their awareness campaign against bullying has drawn participants even from public and private schools in Bulacan and Cavite.

    In 2014, iACADEMY and Anti-Bullying Philippines held "Smash For A Cause," wherein students paid P10 to hit a junk car to show their anger toward bullying.

    An InterAksyon.com report recalled that "since the institutionalization of the Anti-Bullying Act (Republic Act 10627) in 2013, the Department of Education (DepEd) has advanced its Child Protection Policy (CPP) by creating Child Protection Committees in school divisions."

    The report further noted: "DepEd’s CPP mandates all elementary and secondary schools to create a Child Protection Committee (CPC), composed of school officials, teachers, parents, students, and community representatives."

    "Armed with Art" runs until September 30, 2016, at the iACADEMY Plaza, H.V. dela Costa, Makati City.

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