THE management of the Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) said it will not tolerate “inadmissible behavior or discrimination of any kind” after a former student posted insensitive remarks against celebrity Alex Gonzaga.

“It is with a heavy and sad heart that we respond to the inappropriate and unacceptable behavior of a former student whose actions do not represent the HCDC community,” HCDC said in a statement posted on Thursday, May 12.

The school added, “Our school policies do not tolerate inadmissible behavior or discrimination of any kind. This unfortunate incident is a reminder of the consequences of our actions on the use of social media.”

According to HCDC, the student is no longer affiliated with the institution since the second semester of academic year 2019-2022.

The former student, who was not named in the statement, went viral after he posted a quote card of a national broadsheet of Catherine Gonzaga-Morada, popularly known as Alex Gonzaga, urging various political supporters to end their feud as the election capped off.

The student shared the pubmat, with the caption “Hey bestie, you dropped this *baby emoji*”

His post earned negative reaction from netizens.

Gonzaga, in October 2021, revealed that she underwent a miscarriage of her supposed first child with husband, Mikee Morada.

The actress is also the sister of another actress Toni Gonzaga, who has been criticized for being a staunch supporter of the UniTeam candidates and presumptive winners Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte-Carpio.

HCDC said the HCDC community is dedicated to creating and maintaining a culture that values justice and fosters a sense of empathy and integrity.

It added that it is taking this issue seriously and had taken the necessary action.

The school also reminded the students and netizens of the consequences of their actions on the use of social media.

Meanwhile, the former student, in a message to SunStar Davao, said they have already issued an apology on his Facebook account before he deactivated it.

“I already did an apology post twice before I deactivated my account. I don't mind the bashing... and I'm sorry for that, it wasn't my intention na maabot sa ani... (It was not my intention to reach this situation),” said the involved former student.

The former student also sent out an apology to Alex Gonzaga with regard to his post.

“I was not really thinking about what is going to happen about that post. I just keep on sharing, copying the captions of others and nadala lang po ako sa situation ngayon sa election. That's why I did it...I’ll take responsibility for that and I already learned my lesson. I know that you will not forgive me instantly but I am hoping for that to happen,” said the former student.