USLS investigates student on lewd post vs. Robredo

The University of Saint La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod City is investigating a lewd Facebook post against Vice President Leni Robredo allegedly posted by one of its students, a USLS source said.

The USLS began the investigation following a complaint lodged against one of its first year college students for a post on his Facebook page urging President Rodrigo Duterte to have sex with the vice president so she will be awakened, saying her lack of it has made her stupid.

The post is accompanied by a photo of the alleged student, whose name is being withheld by Digicast Negros, flashing a dirty finger and identifying himself as a Diehard Duterte Supporter and Marcos apologist.

The student, in a post on his Facebook wall late Saturday, November 28, said “The controversy involving myself in the social media post against Vice President Leni Robredo created a tremendous impact on my family, VP Leni and her loved ones, and my institution, the University of St. La Salle. I am deeply sorry for everyone who was offended or insulted, especially for VP Leni, by the malicious remarks.”

The student said he commits to participate in the ongoing investigation conducted by the university to determine the truthfulness of the FB post that is credited to him.

He has been criticized by fellow students, the public, and even by the USLS alumni, which has affected him emotionally and psychologically these past days, he said.

“I realized the value of being extra tactful and prudent in everything that I do and of safeguarding my social media account,” he added.

He said he understands how the vice president could have felt when the post went viral and for that he is deeply sorry.

“I am hoping that I can still be afforded the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Together with my family, we hope that this controversy will be cleared soon,” he said.

The student said he understands that the entire Lasallian community detests the posting which he, too, considers conduct unbecoming of a Lasallian.

He said he is hoping they can forgive him and that he be allowed to prove his innocence.

The student also said he yields to the just and humane process of the Office of Student Affairs.

“As a university student, from now on, I am taking full responsibility for my words and actions,” the post added.*

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