Protest to be held vs ‘anti-blogger’ principal

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/protest-be-held-vs-anti-blogger-principal

A RALLY will greet Tuesday’s opening of classes at the Quezon City Science High School (QCSHS) as parents, faculty, and alumni expressed opposition to the reinstatement of an “anti-blogging” principal.

Anakbayan national vice chairperson and QCSHS alumni Anton Dulce said the re-appointment of Zenaida Panti-Sadsad would serve as a bad example to the youth, citing she is “very much” unfit for the position.

“If she was a student, she would flunk in Social Studies. She is clearly ignorant of the Constitution, specifically, the right to freedom of expression,” he added.

Sadsad suspended four QCSHS students last year after criticizing her in their internet blogs. She was then removed from her position due to public uproar against the suspensions.

DepEd-National Capital Region under its then director, Teresita Domalanta, eventually overruled the suspension and reinstated the students.

Last May 17, concerned alumni, students, and faculty trooped to the DepEd’s Division Office in Quezon City for a dialogue regarding the return of Sadsad.

QCSHS Alumni Association President Mildred Legaspi said they “deserve much better” considering that Sadsad’s tenure was beset with controversies.

“Mrs. Panti-Sadsad’s short tenure as principal has elicited too much controversy and has divided the school community. Her return is the last thing we need,” Legaspi said.

After she was “removed” from QCSHS last December, Sadsad was supposed to take over the post at the Ernesto Rondon High School and Sauyo High School but sources said she refused.

The Eulogio Rodriguez High School community staged a similar picket more than a year ago upon receiving news that Sadsad is being assigned there. (AH/Sunnex)

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