Implementing Guidelines for R.A. 7877


Implementing Guidelines

for R.A. 7877


Policy Statement

The Tagoloan Community College aims to promote a school environment that values the dignity of every individual. The administration, faculty, staff, and students should give due respect to one another and observe ethical standards. Hence, TCC commits itself to the implementation of R.A. 7877 otherwise known as the Anti- Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.

Definition of Terms

Sexual harassment is an unlawful act committed by an employer, employee, manager, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any other person who, having authority, influence, or moral ascendancy, over another work, training, or educational environment, demands request, or otherwise requires any sexual favor from another, regardless of whether the demand, request or requirement for submission is accepted by the object of the said act or utterance or acts which may create a condition in commission of sexual harassment.

Grounds for Sexual Harassment

Grounds for Sexual


1. In a Work-Related Environment
The sexual favor is made as a condition in the hiring or in the employment , re-employment, or continued employment of the said individual, or granting said individual favorable compensation, terms condition, or privileges, or if refusal to grant the sexual favor results in limiting, segregating, or classifying the employees which in any way would discriminate, deprive, or diminish employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect said employee;
The above acts would impair the employees’ rights or privileges under the existing labor laws; or
The above acts would result in an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for the employee.
2. In an Education Environment
Against one who is under the care, custody, or supervision of the offender;
Against the one whose education, training, apprenticeship is entrusted to the offender;
When the sexual favor is made as a condition to the giving of a passing grade, or the granting of honors and scholarships, or the payment of stipend, allowance or other benefits, privileges or other consideration;
When the sexual advances result in an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for the student, trainee or apprentice, such as the following which constitutes

Types of Sexual Harassment Offense

Types of Sexual Harassment


1. Less Serious Offenses
• Persistently telling smutty jokes
• Constantly talking of sex or sexual innuendos
• Displaying offensive pictures or publications
• Asking intimate questions or sexual activities
• Making an offensive hand or body gestures
• Wearing an indecent attire
• Leering or ogling
• Making obscene phone calls inside and outside the university
2. Serious Offenses
• Pinching, unnecessary brushing of body against another
• Requesting for dates or favors in exchange for the job, favorable working conditions or assignment, better or passing grades, preferential attention, dropping of a case, admission and readmission and other similar cases.
• Any person who directs or induces another to commit any acts of sexual harassment as herein defined, or who cooperates in the commission thereof by another which it would not have committed, shall also be held liable.
• Complaints and grievances related to sexual harassment shall be reported formally to the Office of the Student affairs for proper disposal and/or administrative sanctions and investigation.


This Student’s Manual or any amendment thereof shall become effective upon approval and promulgation by the Chairman of the Board and the College President of Tagoloan Community College.

By virtue of the authority vested in us as Chairman of the Board and OIC President of Tagoloan Community College, Baluarte, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. We hereby approve this Student Manual effective immediately.

OIC- College President

Municipal Mayor