The teacher who received thousands of criticisms on social media after she posted an edited photo of President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit in Jolo was reportedly made an open letter to the netizens.
It can be remembered that the photo of President Duterte while kissing the area where the Jolo b0mbing happened became popular on social media.
A Facebook account who introduced herself as the said Senior High School teacher apologized to the President, to her family, workmates, and friends who got affected by her post.
She admitted that the edited “meme” photo that made the President look like eating dog food was disrespectful.
Villaluz also addressed the DepEd community for what she posted.
The teacher then asked the netizens not to criticize her family, friends, and workplace.
She claimed that she couldn’t access her original social media account anymore.
Here’s the full open letter of Villaluz:
Hello po. Allow me to express myself.
First of, I want to apologize to our President for inappropriately posting the said meme in a specific group. I am humbly asking for your acceptance of my apology, Mr. President. I know this has caused too much and too bad. I am really sorry po at hindi po ako nag isip. This was literally a hundred percent sign of disrespect. I am really sorry po.
To My family, pasensya na rin po if napahiya po kayo dahil sa akin. Sa mga pinsan ko po, relatives and sa lahat po ng patuloy na minemessage. Pasensya na po sa lahat.
To DEPED community, I know this has been another issue po which has been connected in the profession. I am really sorry po for causing this trouble. Pasensya na po sa lahat ng teachers and in the field of Education. I am really sorry po.
To my Workplace, I know this has caused so much damage. Pasensya na po sa lahat. Especially sa admin who have been receiving lots of bashing. I will fix this po.
Please stop spreading hate towards my workplace po. Wala po silang kakulangan. My said post has nothing to do with my workplace po, at inaamin ko po na sobrang nagkamali ako. Please, ako na lang po. Wag po ang workplace ko.
To my students, sorry for disappointing you. I was becoming unprofessional with my post. I understand if the way you think of me has changed. Pasensya po. I’m really sorry.
And to everyone na nainis at nagalit, I am really sorry po. I know, this has lots of concequences.
With regards to my post, earlier in the morning, I saw that picture in a particular comment section and I downloaded it po. I was not the one who edited the picture, however, since I posted it po, I know I am accountable for it.
Please po, wag na po ang family ko. Ang workplace ko at ang mga kaibigan ko.
Hindi ko na rin po maaccess ang account ko.
I am really sorry po. I deserve all of these.
On Monday, Villaluz was put in hot water after the photo she posted has gone viral on social media.
Some netizens who saw the teacher’s post wanted her license to get revoked because of her inappropriate attitude.
The Department of Education has yet to comment on the issue.