NEWS: DepEd Bicol to probe teacher’s slay
LEGAZPI CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) regional office is set to conduct a fact-finding investigation into the killing of a 23-year-old public school teacher here on Tuesday night.
DepEd Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad is now working closely with authorities in a bid to resolve the stabbing of Mylene Durante in Pio Duran town.
“We will accord the necessary actions for our learners and teachers impacted by this tragic incident,” Sadsad said in a statement.
Durante, a resident of Polangui town, sustained stab wounds after an alleged rape attempt.
”We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our hearts go out to those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the family of our teacher,” Sadsad said.
Durante was sleeping at the principal’s office of Oringon Elementary School in Oringon village along with two grade 6 students when the incident happened. The two students also sustained stab wounds.
The suspect, a 17-year-old grade 12 student (not grade 8 as previously reported) from Binudigahan High School, is now in the custody of the police.
Sadsad said they will be providing authorities any resources needed in the investigation.
“We are thankful to the local Philippine National Police officials of Oringon, who took appropriate actions,” Sadsad said. /kga