Child abuse case vs ZSCMST exec submitted to prosecutor’s office PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 14:59

The parents of nine high school students of Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, through their lawyer, formally submitted to the City Prosecutor’s Office last Thursday a case of child abuse against the school president for allegedly violating the students’ right by way of forced haircut.
ZSCMST President Milavel D. Nazario is accused by the complainants of violation Section 10 (a), Article VI in relation to Section 3 (b) of Republic Act 7610 otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.

The complainants and their lawyer Atty. Rose Lorena Broce called a press conference last Saturday to announce the submission of the child abouse case against Dr. Nazario.

In his affidavit-complaint, Lemuel Ian Cua, 16, one of the complainants, said that around 8 a.m. of February 7, 2012 when he and other classmates and school mates were at the Maria Clara Lorenzo Lobregat Gymnasium inside the school practicing for their Junior and Senior Promenade, Nazario and some students of College Marine Education conducted a hair cut operation on them.

According to the complainants, the haircut operation was improper and was  not following the school’s rules. They added that Nazario uttered unsavory words while doing the hair operation.

In his affidavit,  Cua claimed that Nazario shouted “punyeta kamo” while she was doing the haircut on them. 

Cua added that he saw and heard Nazario shouted to his classmate Al Seham Alpha “you! you are and Abu Sayyaf? Do you like that I will send you to Basilan and introduce you to the leader of the Abu Sayyaf? Don’t study here anymore”.

Cua said that after Nazario and some CME cut the hair of his classmates, the school president approached him and pulled his hair downwards and cut it.
He said that as Nazario was cutting his hair he could feel the scissors hitting his scalp and “it was painful.”

Cua described the haircut made by Nazario on him as ugly and messy.   

Eight other students — classmates and school mates —  of Cua also have the same complaint against Nazario.

Nazario has denied these allegations in a press conference she had called earlier.