Monday, March 23, 2015

PALARONG BICOL CHEATING PROBE | DepEd Cam Sur summons school officials, coaches

Nympha Guemo
DepEd Camarines Division OIC
Photo via DepEd Division of Camarines Sur
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PILI, Camarines Sur—The Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office has ordered a thorough investigation on the alleged cheating scandal in the recently-concluded Palarong Bicol 2015.

Meanwhile, in this province, an emergency conference was called today at the office of Camarines Sur Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Nympha Guemo, who is the Officer-in-Charge of the Division of Camarines Sur, to thresh out the issue. 

Summoned to Guemo’s office were Vienna Salamanque [Minalabac Public School District Supervisor (PSDS)], coaches and school head of Baliuag Viejo Elementary School, members of the PSDS screening committe of Minalabac, and Ernesto Navera (Camarines Sur Division Sports Coordinator) .

DepEd is seeking an explanation for the alleged “misrepresentation and impersonation” of a pupil  of Baliuag Viejo Elementary School, Minalabac, Camarines Sur by another pupil from the same school.

Nuyles filed a complaint against both pupils as well as 9 other athletes from the Division of Camarines Sur “pursuant to Paragraph No. 5 of the Revised Technical Rules and Regulations and General Guidelines for Palarong Bicol 2015.”

He also requested in the same complaint that the identities of nine other athletes be validated.

Nuyles prayed “for the committee to conduct an investigation and declare the event and game winnings of the aforesaid team null and void without prejudice to filing of administrative sanctions upon erring athletic officials.”

In the final tally, the province of Camarines Sur was declared the overall champion with 86 gold medals, 70 silvers, and 72 bronzes. Albay, with 60 golds, 49 silvers, and 53 bronzes placed 1st runner up. Meanwhile, Naga City, with 51 golds, 46 silvers, and 50 bronzes was 2nd runner up.—With report from Oscar Esmenda, BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago. 

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