Students of the man who allegedly offered P50-M pesos in exchange for President Rodrigo Duterte’s head expressed their support to the teacher amid the legal battle he’s facing.
In a Facebook post, Dianne, one of the students of Ronnel Mas, who’s currently under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) slammed the critics of the teacher saying that the latter is a good man.
“The laughter that we shared, the lessons that he thought us, the smile he drawn on our faces. That’s enough for me to tell y’all that Sir Ronel is a good man in his own ways. Imagine making us happy by just passing at the window and making gestures he usually does. And people may judge him easily because they don’t see him the way I do. Sabi nga nila, “Ang mga aso tahol ng tahol pag di nila kilala yung tao”. And I hate society for that,” Dianne said.
Dianne also posted a photo of Mas, while giving gifts to some children.
On Monday, Mas was caught by the members of NBI for posting a tweet: “I will give 50-M reward kung sino ang makakap*tay kay Duterte #NoToABSCBNShutDown,”
The next day the teacher was presented to the media while being handcuffed.
A former student of Mas also couldn’t hide his anger towards the people who criticized their teacher.
According to him, they should not act like they’re perfect and never committed mistakes like their teacher.
“Daming galit na galit dahil lang sa post ni sir, maka kahol akala mo mga gutom na aso, pero hindi nila alam, may pagkakamali rin sila. Hindi man malaki pero nakakasira rin ng pagkatao. Sana yung ibang nagmamalinis ay ilugar nila. Sir ronnel is a good man that i know. Hindi yung nakilala lang nila sa maiksing sinabi nito ay kabastos-bastos na. Sana iniisip nila muna bago sila magsalita. Yeah, may pinag aralan sila pero kung umakto sila para ALAM NYO NA. Sabi nga nila, ang taong matalino ay nananahimik pero ang taong walang alam, mag iingay yan nang mag iingay kahit mali na ang sinasabi,” the former student of Mas said.
“Sir Ronnel. You are the best teacher. Isa ka sa lahat ng teacher na da best sakin kahit hindi nyo ako naturuan noong grade nine. Pero nakasama kita sa BSP ng dalawang taon,” he added.
Other groups including Alliance of Concerned Teachers also expressed their support to Mas and demanded the government to free the educator and drop the charges against him.
Malacanang said that they’re going to let NBI do their job and would not interfere with the investigation.