Bayambang school PTA laments injunction, wants to go back to old campus

October 20, 2014 at 6:40 am Leave a comment


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BAYAMBANG –The Parents Teachers Association of the Bayambang Central Elementary School here lamented the court order for indefinite mandatory injunction to stop the school’s operation from going back to its old campus.

LEFT TO ELEMENTS AND THIEVES. The pathetic sight of one of the rooms of the Central School in Bayambang  that was left to the elements and thieves who took many of the doors, ceilings, black boards and iron grills. Filipina Alcantara, the Parents –Teachers Association president, said  school principal Danilo Lopez and Bayambang Mayor Ricardo Camacho did not post  guards to safeguard the school properties.

LEFT TO ELEMENTS AND THIEVES. The pathetic sight of one of the rooms of the Central School in Bayambang that was left to the elements and thieves who took many of the doors, ceilings, black boards and iron grills. Filipina Alcantara, the Parents –Teachers Association president, said school principal Danilo Flores and Bayambang Mayor Ricardo Camacho did not post guards to safeguard the school properties.


The injuction was issued by Judge Hermogenes Fernandez of the Regional Trial Court in San Carlos City, replacing the 20-day temporary restraining order he issued in November last year.
PTA President Filipina Alcantara said her group was helpless when the Department of Education – Pangasinan 1 officials were threatened with contempt of court by the judge if they would not heed the Executive Order of Mayor Ricardo Camacho that they relocate to the new school building.
The Injunction will last until the row between Camacho and Dep Ed officials would be resolved by the court.
They PTA initially defied the order which is against the DepEd Service Manual while Camacho coaxed them to leave as the students would be vulnerable to dengue and flood because the school had been left unkempt.
But with a good Samaritan willing to bankroll the repair of the school and a lawyer who is willing to help them question the Indefinite Mandatory Injunction issued by the judge that they remain at the remote new school unrecognized by the Department of Education, their struggle to fight for the return of the students to the Central School in Barangay Zone 2 here would be galvanized.
She said after Camacho issued an Executive Order based on “spurious resolution” from former officers of the PTA headed by Alex Medrano, teachers from Grades 3, 4, and 6 disobeyed the order as it contravenes the DepEd Service Manual.

She said the alleged consultation done was fraudulent as there was no direct meeting with the parents. She cited too that the new school’s site entails them to shell out more money for fare as it is three kilometers away from the old school.
Alcantara said the dengue issue and the flood problem was merely to scare the school population so he can dig a treasure buried by Japanese soldiers, build a mall, and construct a transportation terminal in the old campus site.
“Ito po ay gawa-gawa lamang at sa katunayan, wala ni anumang datus na nakapagpatunay na ang Bayambang Central School ay may mga biktima ng sakit ng dengue na siya unang-una nila itong dahilan. Pangalawa, hindi rin po totoo ang dahilang binabaha ang nasabing paaralan sapagkat ang tanging may kagagawan nito ay ang drainage system ng naturang bayan ng Bayambang. Pagmasdan ninyo ang munisipyo sa tuwing umuulan, hindi ba ang munisipyo dapat ang unang pag-tutu-unan? Ang ayusin ang drainage system ng bayan? Kung mayroong maayos na drainage system ang ating bayan tiyak wala rin tubig na papasok sa paaralan,” she stressed in her manifesto.
She denounced too, the regional and provincial DepEd officials for conspiring with Camacho in allowing that the injunction would go beyond the 20-day TRO.
She said the school Principal Danilo Lopez, who was lately charged with corruption at the Ombudsman for purportedly pocketing school funds, had conflicting answers when asked when he got the money to buy the new Adventure’s Asian Utility Vehicle after he succeeded in persuading to the new site all the teachers and the students.
“Sabi niya ano daw iyon regalo po daw ng anak niya tapos second time nagkita kami sabi nya loan kaya hindi namin alam ang totoo, “ Alcantara said.
The rally that ensued here last October 7 was not only participated by the PTA but by the Samahan ng Namnama, and Balay Congregate Military Reservation.
They commemorated the one year anniversary when the students and teachers were forced to abandon their cherished school because of the fear of contempt of court unless they transfer to the new school site whose land title is under the name of William Chua – the owner of 168 mall in Urdaneta City.

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