A lawyer who’s assisting teacher Melita Limjuco for free revealed that she’s already safe from charges as the Department of Education (DepEd) step in to end the issue.
In a post, Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada said that a DepEd supervisor helped Limjuco and the complainants Salve Banez, and Rosemil Edroso to meet face-to-face and fix the misunderstanding between the two parties.
Estrada said that the complainants already apologized to Limjuco, which the teacher accepted for the sake of her student.
According to him, the side of the complainant didn’t bring a lawyer, so he decided to stay outside the office and let the two camp talk privately.
“Nagkaayos na po sila teacher at ang panig ng magulang sa tulong po ng DepEd supervisor. Sabi po ni teacher e alang alang sa bata tinanggap nya na din ang sorry nila,” he said.
“Ako naman, nasa gate lang ako ng EDSES at hindi na sumali sa usapan ksi walang abogado ang panig ng magulang. At mas mabuti na magkausap sila ng masinsinan. I was assured by the Supervisor they’re handling it well and I trusted them,” he added.
While netizens are sending their gratitude Estrada for his help, the lawyer said that the people should thank the netizens who pushed the issue to become viral on social media.
“Marami po akong natatanggap na pasasalamat sa pagtulong kay teacher. Pero ang dapat pong pasalamatan ay ang mga netizens lalo na yun mga nagmalasakit at nagsend sa akin ng link ng tv show dito sa FB Page kahit hindi nyo naman talaga kilala si teacher. Kung wala po kayo hindi ko agad matutulungan si teacher,” he said.
According to him, he would do his best to protect the teaching license of Limjuco.
“We’ll make sure she keeps her job, her reputation intact, and her morale restored. And we will do this by observing due process and in the proper forum,” he said.
It’s not yet known if Limjuco will still accept the invitation of Raffy Tulfo in his program as she already got a lawyer and the issue was already settled in DepEd.
A few days ago, Limjuco was featured in Raffy Tulfo’s program after she received a complaint from Edroso.
Tulfo asked Limjuco if she wanted to choose to lose her teaching license or face charges in court, the teacher picked the first option.
The netizens didn’t like the action of Tulfo and started criticizing the journalist on social media.