The Department of Education (DepEd) said on September 8 it has filed administrative charges against five of the seven teachers accused of sexual harassment in Bacoor National High School.
The DepEd also imposed a 90-day preventive suspension against the teachers involved, according to the agency’s spokesperson Michael Poa.
“The question is: bakit lima lang out of seven? Nung nakausap natin ang Schools Division Office at ‘yung legal department, kulang pa po kasi ‘yung ebidensya to identify ‘yung dalawa out of the seven. Kaya lima lang po ang na-issue-han ng formal charge,” Poa said in a press conference.
To recall, social media posts recently went viral showing alleged conversations of the teachers with their students loaded with sexual innuendos.
The DepEd has since launched an investigation into the matter as it stressed that it has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of abuses perpetrated in schools.
Meanwhile, Senator Risa Hontiveros and Cavite 2nd District Lani Mercado-Revilla earlier pushed for the conduct of a legislative inquiry into the incident.
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