The Gender and Development Office facilitated a Symposium on Violence against women and Anti-Cyber Crime Law for the teaching and non-teaching personnel of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges last February 28, 2020 at the CSPC Pearl Function Hall. The resource speaker of the event was Atty. Arlene Q. Alangco, the Director of Commission on Human Rights in Region V.
The discussion elaborated on the Republic Act 9262: Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004. The subject was tailor fit most especially for the institution’s female faculty members. The resource speaker enumerated different forms of violence that is under the scope of RA9262. Also mentioned was the Battered Women Syndrome which is one of the underlying effects of abused women.
Atty. Alangco said that Philippines is the first country in Southeast Asia to implement Magna Carta Law. In her talk, she reiterated the history of men and women and the prejudice and discrimination based on sex. The discourse aims to instill empowerment among women and fight against stereotypes on social roles based on sex.
Following the lecture on Violence against Women was the Cyber Crime Prevention Act of 2012, Republic Act No. 10175: An act defining cybercrime, providing for the prevention, investigation, suppression and the imposition of penalties therefor and other purposes. The lecture stressed on the security of all faculty members against uncertain and unforeseen incidents in relations to cyber crime.