More than 260,000 cases of physical bullying in schools have been recorded by the Department of Education (DepEd) in just one school year.
According to a report by Bernadette Reyes on "24 Oras," a total of 264,668 reported cases of physical bullying were filed in the school year 2021-2022.
There are also 7,758 cases of cyberbullying, 7,800 of gender-based bullying, and 17,258 cases of social bullying.
Despite the alarming number, many cases are believed to have gone unreported.
The DepEd has launched its helpline for students to report abuse and a program focusing on students' mental health. —NB, GMA Integrated News