Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is calling on fellow La Sallians to be responsible and conscientious in both their words and deeds.
The governor, in his statement issued today, December 2, did not refer to any individual, but the University of St. La Salle is currently investigating an indecent post against Vice President Leni Robredo on the Facebook wall of Johnrey Apellido, 21, a first year USLS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology student.
The governor said he is truly disheartened when La Sallians utter dishonorable, imprudent, sexist, and injurious comments.
Lacson told his fellow La Sallians they are expected to be the bringers of positive change, and the least they can do is to be responsible in both their words and deeds.
“Being a La Sallian is not a title, but a duty to live honorably,” Lacson said.
He also pointed out that being a La Sallian means having respect for all persons.
“While it is true that the freedom of speech and expression are guaranteed by the Constitution, such does not allow irresponsible and offensive speech meant to damage another,” Lacson said.
“Education sets civilization apart from, barbarism, particularly the La Sallian brand of education,” he said.*