DepEd calls for ‘exhaustive probe’ on slay attempt on Bukidnon teacher

News Philippines Oct 25, 2019 at 2:25 pm

act-zhaydee-cabanelez-photo-courtesy-of-actZhydee Bitago Cabañelez, an elementary teacher at Dalit Elementary School in Valencia City, Bukidnon was shot at, by four motorcycle-riding assailants, in front of her class on Oct. 15.

By Janess Ann J. Ellao
Bulatlat.com

MANILA–The Department of Education (DepEd) has called for an exhaustive investigation on the recent shooting of a public school teacher in Valencia, Bukidnon.

In a statement, DepEd has called on “authorities to conduct an exhaustive investigation of the gruesome incident and expects results that will bring the perpetrators to justice,” adding that it “sternly enjoins the community, local officials, and law enforcement agencies to work closely in ensuring the safety of schools, learners, and teachers.”

Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez, an elementary teacher at Dalit Elementary School in Valencia City, Bukidnon was shot at, by four motorcycle-riding assailants, in front of her class on Oct. 15 and sustained several gunshot wounds, according to the DepEd’s statement. Her husband, Ramil Cabañelez, also a teacher in the same school, was also shot at but managed to escape.

ACT Teachers Partylist reported that nine bullets from a .45-caliber pistol were recovered from the crime scene.

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