Resign, DepEd officials told over laptop mess

A teachers’ group has called on officials of the Department of Education and the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service involved in the overpriced purchase of laptops for teachers to submit courtesy resignations or take a leave of absence.

“While no formal charges have yet been filed against the said officials, their temporary vacating of their respective positions would mean a display of delicadeza and could help rebuild the confidence of the people in our justice system,” said Benjo Basas, national chairperson of Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, in a statement.

The TDC, however, stressed that the findings of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee were not conclusive and the recommendation to file a case in the competent court was the most effective way to initiate a deeper investigation and find out who was at fault.

“This means that the personalities involved will be given the opportunity to defend themselves,” Basas pointed out.


Read more Daily Tribune stories at: https://tribune.net.ph/

Follow us on social media
Facebook: @tribunephl
Youtube: TribuneNow
Twitter: @tribunephl
Instagram: @tribunephl
TikTok: @dailytribuneofficial