School exec suspended for discriminating against deaf teacher

As I was looking for books about deaf in our school’s mini-library, I found this old newspaper clipping inserted in one of them. Although this news item came about almost eight years ago, printed in April 6, 2000 at Philippine Star, this issue is as timely as today’s happenings. So I decided to post this as part of my blog as a reminder for our continued struggle against discrimination of any kind. πŸ™‚

Davao City – Ombudsman Aniano Desierto has suspended for six months without pay the principal of a special school for the disabled here, ironically, for discriminating against teachers and students of the institution who have physical disabilities.

Desierto warned Florita Masing, Head of the Davao City Integrated Special School, of a stiffer penalty should she again commit the same offenses.

Investigator Joy Arao found evidence that Masing was guilty of oppression, misconduct and discourtesy.

The Ombudsman acted on the complaint of a teacher who claimed Masing refused to promote her because she was deaf and even maligned her by spreading rumors that she begged the Civil Service Commission for a higher rank.

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  1. ALAN JEFFERS

    OH BOY WHAT MESS I THINK SUGGEST GET ADA LAWS AND NAD WILL HELPFUL POWERFUL PRESS ON THEM FOR DEAF TEACHER RIGHTS BY LAWS. KEEP STAND FIRM AND YOU WILL WIN AND EARN WHAT THEY OWES YOU PAID SINCE 6 MONTHS OUCH OUT OF WORK. AND IN FUTURE WILL BE BEST FOR EVERYONE WHO BEING DEAF TEACHER S RIGHTS BY LAWS.

  2. Please. NAD/ADA has no effect on Philipines’ laws.

    I hate ignorants like you.

    R-

  3. I have Bell’s Palsy and enjoy your blog very much. First time I’ve commented, but have been reading here and there.
    Great blog. I enjoy reading it every chance I get and value your opinions!

  4. isn’t ms masing acquitted of her case? i did know she won the case!

  5. Wow the principal of integrated special school got the price of discrimination. This is one of the kind in 8 years of continuous existence of discrimination of all kinds of human physical disabilities.

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