The school where the teacher who posted an edited photo of President Rodrigo Duterte already released a statement.
On Tuesday, Maryhill College, Incorporated in Lucena City said that they “deeply regret” the actions of their senior high school teacher Laarni Villaluz.
Yesterday, Villaluz received criticisms on social media after she posted a “meme” of President Duterte that made him look like eating dog food.
According to the said Catholic school, they’re not going to tolerate any actions like what Villaluz did on social media.
They also pointed out that as a school that following the teachings of the Catholic Church, they’re doing their best to instill moral values to their employees and also to their students.
“We deeply regret the recent incident being attributed to one of our school teachers relatively to an online post that has gone viral depicting the President of the Republic of the Philippines in a disrespectful and distasteful manner. The Maryhill College, Inc. does not and will not countenance any act – contrary to law, morals or public policy – by any of its personnel,” the statement read.
“As a Catholic Marian Institution, we reiterate our school’s commitment to promote and uphole our core values – particularly the practice of the Marian virtues such as humility, charity, and respect for persons. In line with the Catholic Church’s teachings, we work relentlessly to inculcate among our employees and students the value of conducting their daily affairs with integrity and in accordance with Christian moral principles,” they added.
Maryhill informed the netizens that they already made an administrative action against Villaluz who already apologized yesterday for the incident.
During the height of criticisms, many netizens urged the school to fire Villaluz, however Maryhill didn’t elaborate on the actions they made.
Villaluz already asked the netizens for forgiveness.
“Please po, wag na po ang family ko. Ang workplace ko at ang mga kaibigan ko,” Villaluz said.
The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Professional Regulatory Commission have yet to comment on the issue.