The Grade 3 teacher of Rizal Elementary School in Bacolod City accused of ordering her pupils to beat their classmates was relieved from her advisory assignment Friday and transferred to the City Schools Advising Office.

City Schools Division Superintendent Cynthia Demavivas said the teacher is not yet suspended because she will be accorded due process.

It is only Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad of the Department of Education in Negros Island Region (NIR) who can impose the penalty.

Demavivas said the teacher will report to the City Division Office until the investigation is concluded.

She added that she will recommend the permanent transfer of the teacher to another school while the victim will also be transferred to another section.

On Feb. 6, the teacher ordered her pupils to beat the their four classmates, including the nine-year-old niece of the complainant, because they were absent on Feb. 3.

Demavivas said they submitted the incident report to the DepEd-NIR office through email, but they will also conduct another investigation and may ask the guardian of the victim to testify.

“The good thing is that despite what happened, the victim is still very much interested to go back to school,” she added.*

TAGS: Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, Charter Day, Talisay City, Negros Occidental, bill, income tax

Angara in NegOcc today

Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara will be in Negros Occidental today to attend the 19th Charter Day Celebration of Talisay City.

Angara, champion of education and tax reform in the Senate, will also attend the event organized by the barangay captains of Bacolod City.

Angara is the author of a bill that would lower the income tax rates of Filipinos.

He is also championing the approval of a measure that would provide free college tuition fees in State Universities and Colleges throughout the country./PR