(Updated July 29 at 7:57 a.m.) An Ayala-owned chain of private high schools on Sunday said that it is currently investigating the allegations against one of its learning facilitators who allegedly left a sexually malicious comment on social media about teen singer-writer Frankie “Kakie” Pangilinan.
Affordable Private Education Inc. or APEC Schools in a statement released on Twitter said that it will “take immediate and appropriate actions” following the probe into the issue.
It added that the school “strongly condemn such actions against women, may it be in person or online.”
“Sexual abuse in all forms was never, and will never be, tolerated in our institution,” the statement reads.
Here is APEC Schools' official statement about a malicious issue circulating online: pic.twitter.com/EXWYU9Z7lH
— APEC Schools (@APECSchools) June 21, 2020
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The statement was similarly shared by a Twitter account called DDS Confessions, an account against Duterte supporters, with username @ddsconfessions.
DDS Confessions was also one of the first ones that exposed the learning facilitator who allegedly left a comment about Pangilinan on a Facebook post of a page called “Crabbler.”
Crabbler posted the screenshot of Pangilinan’s remark on police brutality where she related it to one of the last words of student Kian delos Santos uttered to the police. However, two online users left malicious comments on this post.
Pangilinan initially tweeted: “While we remember George’s ‘I can’t breathe,’ let’s take a minute to remember Kian’s tama na po.'”
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DDS Confessions then took notice of the comments and posted it on social media while urging the public to tag Pangilinan’s mother, actress Sharon Cuneta.
It included a now-deleted screenshot of a Facebook user’s comment, claiming to be a recently-hired learning facilitator at APEC Schools, based on his Facebook bio.
Cuneta vs social media user
Cuneta over the weekend sought the help of the Department of Justice to possibly file a complaint against a social media user identified as Sonny Alcos, who allegedly threatened to rape Pangilinan following the latter’s remarks on rape and women’s clothing.
Pangilinan previously schooled broadcaster Ben Tulfo who falsely claimed that women should not wear provocative clothes to avoid getting raped.
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Alcos had allegedly written that he would rape Pangilinan if he was 12-years-old. His supposed remark was shared by DDS Confession which eventually caught Cuneta’s attention.
“I will find you. You face me, you coward. Tandaan mo kung sino ako. Nanay ni KC, Frankie, Miel at Miguel. You crossed the line,” the megastar said on social media.
“God help me and the law. God help you when I find you. Hindi kita patatahimikin. Tandaan mo ito: Ako ay anak ni Pablo Cuneta. Mali ang binangga mo,” Cuneta added.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed that the actress reached out to him and had thought of filing a criminal complaint against the Facebook user.