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.

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