USJR’s bold move-A A +A
Friday, February 8, 2013
University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) officials chose to have the name of the school identified in news reports on a female student involved in a sex video.
“The incident does not define what and who we are. But it does present us with the opportunity to show to the rest of the world that we are courageous in dealing with issues such as this,” USJ-R president Rev. Fr. Enrico Peter Silab said.
What a bold move.
The female student involved in a sex video will be allowed to graduate and attend the graduation rites if she wants to, provided she complies with all the graduation requirements.
“Once she is able to complete the academic requirements of her course and comply with the necessary procedure for graduation, she will graduate,” USJR’s official statement said.
The female student is down in the muck, and her school helps put her back on her feet.
USJR officials put the female student’s welfare first in dealing with the sex video scandal which has spread among cellphone users and the internet.
“As of now, we are more concerned about her welfare and what can be done. The trauma, shame and depression are already huge consequences she is facing now. We cannot add more to the frustration,” USJR Student Affairs Office (SAO) director Jesus Velez said.
As Candice Gotianuy, University of Cebu chancellor, tweeted, “Excellently handled.”
This latest sex video scandal points to us once more the risks that come with the use of modern gadgets like the ubiquitous cellphones with cameras.
There will always be people who want to take a video of themselves, in the act of love making or not.
The church teaches abstinence. But if you can’t help it, simply turn off the lights.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 09, 2013.