Lamitan college instructor set harassment case vs brgy chief PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 March 2013 11:13

A college clinical instructor is set to file with the Ombudsman’s Office cases of harassment and abuse of authority against a barangay chairman in Lamitan City.

Cinderella Lacsi, clinical mentor of the Furigay Colleges Inc., has already executed an affidavit of complaint and assisted by Atty. Lycel Tan in Isabela City aimed against Limook barangay chair Noel “Kenny” Flores for allegedly harassing and humiliating her students while they were performing “on-the-job training”at the community health center last February 27, 2013.

In her sworn statement, Lacsi said she along with another instructor Edd Vincent Martin together with at least 24 second year midwifery students of the FCI were invited by the health center’s midwife Virginia Cadano to participate in the “Hataw Exercise” spearheaded by the City Health Office at the health center.

Lacsi said around 9:30 a.m., the OJT students tried to assist the midwife in serving “arroz caldo” to the residents and members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who were present during the program when the barangay official and her daughter Kennybel started to harassing and insulting them.

Lacsi said Kennybel insulted the 4Ps members by uttering in this wise: “Sabe ya kamo si quien ese ya prepara ya kome pa kamo. Maga muerto’y ambre.”

Lacsi sadi the barangay chair followed by saying “Dale se kome na iru. Porque kamo taki? Quien ba kaninyo ya manda bene?”

The niece of Flores identified as a certain Honeylyn Uy also butted in and smacked the table where the kettle was placed and uttered “numa kamo ase mancha kunel mesa ya presta lang ese.”

The clinical teacher tried to reason out however, they continued with their insult and humiliating words by giving color to the incident since the students are from the Furigay College Inc. whose president is Councilor Hegem Furigay, a mayoralty aspirant in the coming elections.

Flores is the number one supporter of another mayoralty aspirant in the said town.  

Lacsi said the arroz caldo was cooked by the midwife and they have nothing to do with the preparations adding they were there to assist and provide service to the participants since it was part of the students’ training.

To avoid further humiliation, Lacsi said, she ordered Martin, the other instructor, to accompany the students back to the school, while she stayed behind to continue her task.

After her duty, Lacsi continued, she went to the Lamitan police station to blotter the incident.

Lacsi said she learned from a reliable source that a day after the incident, Flores ordered the tanods to check that no students will render duty at the health center in his barangay.

The lady instructor said after the incident she has been receiving text messages from unknown texters.

One text message read “Hoy mga patay gutom, tiene kamo kuydaw mga sinverguenza, muerto’y ambre.”

Friday afternoon, last week, the police tried to appease both parties for amicable settlement but the result of the meeting was negative because the subjects of the complaint kept on denying the accusations. — KS