Ra 7877 Briefer

Topics: Employment, Acts of the Apostles, Protection from Harassment Act 1997 Pages: 2 (1119 words) Published: February 23, 2015
WHERE DO WE GO FOR HELP?
These are agencies/organizations which are committed to assist sexual harassment victims. They are only a phone call away:
Philippine National Police (PNP)
Women and Children’s Concern Division (WCCD)
Tel. No.: (02) 723-0401 loc. 3480
Call or text 117 (PATROL 117)
Civil Service Commission (CSC)
Public Assistance and Information Office
Tel. Nos.: (02) 931-6850; 931-6851

Republic Act
7877
THE ANTI-SEXU
AL
ANTI-SEXUAL
HARASSMENT A
CT
ACT
OF 1995

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Bureau of Working Conditions
3rd Floor, Muralla Wing, DOLE Bldg., Intramuros, Manila
Trunkline: (02) 527-3000 loc. 305 and 306
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
Violence Against Women and Children’s Desk (VAWCD)
Tel. Nos.: (02) 523-8231 loc. 3403; 525-6098

WHAT IF THE EMPLOYER OR HEAD OF
OFFICE DID NOT UNDERTAKE ANY
ACTION DESPITE HIS/HER KNOWLEDGE
OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT/S?
The employer or head of an office, educational or training
institution will be held liable for the damages arising from acts of sexual harassment if they are informed by the
offended party of the occurrence of such acts, yet no
action has been undertaken.

CAN AN OFFENDED PARTY SEEK REDRESS
BY TAKING INDEPENDENT ACTION?

A Briefer

An offended party may take independent action for
damages incurred in the act of sexual harassment. She/
he may also avail of relief.

Public Attorney’s Office, DOJ
Tel. Nos.: (02) 929-9010; 929-9436 to 37

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES APPLIED
TO OFFENDERS?

Philippine General Hospital (PGH)
Women’s Desk
Tel. Nos.: (02) 524-2990; 521-8450 loc. 3816
Women’s Crisis Center
Women and Children Crisis Care & Protection Unit – East Avenue Medical Center (WCCCPU-EAMC)
Tel. Nos.: (02) 926-7744; 922-5235

Any person who violates the provisions of the law shall
be penalized by imprisonment of not less than one (1)
month nor more than six (6) months, or a fine of not less
than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000) nor...
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