Oust Lutchi Rimando, Retain Collin Casas in RSHS-IX
This is a petition to appeal to the Secretary Leonor Briones of the Philippine Department of Education, and OIC Superintendent Pedro Melchor Natividad of Zamboanga City Department of Education, to drop the resolution on removing Ms. Collin Casas from the Regional Science High School-IX and to uplift a resolution to oust Dr. Lutchi Castelo Rimando, principal of the abovementioned institution, on the following grounds:
1) The school head made a grave threat against the faculty representative, saying “Papatayin kita!” Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC) punishes such act for any person who impends another with the infliction upon the person’s honor or property, of any wrong amounting to a crime.
2) The assault using a weapon done by the school head to the faculty representative is punishable under the Criminal Code of the Philippines, Section 62.
3) The school head violated the circulation of statement of the order the DepEd upholds (DepEd Order No. 85, s. 2003 with revisions in DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2007 in accordance to Republic Act No. 9155); by (a) conducting an item without forming the committee which should assess a rank list of teachers qualified for the item, (b) refusing to uphold transparency for the open ranking, and (c) PROMPTED THE QUALIFIED FACULTY MEMBERS TO DISMISS THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE OPEN RANKING BY SIGNING A WAIVER.
4) The school head action (on the matter of promotion) is stipulated in the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, Section 46 B4, “Inefficiency and incompetence in the performance of official duties.”