DepEd blocks suspension of 4 students over blog

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) blocked on Friday a 10-day suspension ordered by the principal of the Quezon City Science High School (QCSHS) on four students as penalty for their posting a blog critical of her and other school officials.

DepEd made the move on the complaint of the parents of two of the students, whose names have been withheld, according to Friday’s “24 Oras,” the early evening newscast of GMA.

The National Capital Region (NCR) director of DepEd, Teresita Dimalanta, said her office would conduct a probe of the controversy to see if the students had broken any school rules.

“We have to see the details, para naman [to be] fair,” she said in an interview with GMA’s Tricia Zafra.

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