UPDATED: Cebu teens punished by Catholic school for posting bikini photos on Facebook get support from judge’s ruling; But scho
As it turned out, there were two students from Cebu’s St. Theresa’s College who were banned from their high school graduation ceremony as punishment for posting their bikini photos on their Facebook accounts.
(UPDATED, Friday, March 30, 10:04 p.m.) As it turned out, there were two students from Cebu’s St. Theresa’s College (STC) who were banned from their high school graduation ceremony as punishment for posting their bikini photos on their Facebook accounts.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Thursday, March 29, Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Navarro ruled in favor of the two teens. Their graduation ceremony is scheduled today, March 30.
In his ruling, Navarro wrote: "The... minor students concerned received the shock of their lives when they were called by the high school principal... ’sluts,’ ’addicts,’ ’drunkards,’ and ’cheap.’" He added that the school did not give the two gils a "proper hearing" and also pointed out that banning them from the ceremony would be "un-Christian."
But that wasn’t the end of it.
Later today, in another ABS-CBNNews.com report, it was revealed that STC ignored Navarro’s ruling. The report noted: "The affected students approached the gate of STC with their parents Friday afternoon, March 30. They were in their school uniforms and were still hoping to join the graduation ceremony. However, school guards prevented them from entering campus. The parents insisted that the court had ruled the children could take part in the graduation. The guards, however did not budge."
As of now, it’s not clear if STC will get penalized for disregarding Navarro’s decision.
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