- Students posted picture of them flipping off a teacher in class on Facebook
- Online condemned the students for being disrespectful
- Female student said they have apologized to the teacher involved
MANILA, Philippines – Days after a woman sparked online fury after she shamed a man for not giving her his seat in the MRT, another incident has riled up the online community—this time involving a group of students who disrespected their teacher.
The students, said to be from STI College in Davao City, uploaded on Facebook a picture of them raising their middles fingers at a teacher whose back was turned to them.
“ATM. Regards sa naka PINK”, read the picture’s caption, in clear reference to the teacher who was wearing a pink blazer.
The picture quickly sparked anger on social media, with many readers calling out the students for their utter lack of respect.
Others also tracked down the original uploader and shared her name on Facebook: a certain Paulyn Saberon.
Sorry for the Post
On its Facebook page, WOWOW Philippines posted the apology purportedly written by Saberon on behalf of her classmates.
In her post, Saberon apologized and said they did not mean to hurt anyone with their gesture. She also said she and her classmates are owning up to their mistake and have apologized to the teacher.
“Humihingi po kami talaga ng sorry sa lahat lalong lalo na sa lahat ng teachers at student na na apektohan nito. Naka pag sorry na din po kami sa aming teacher,” she wrote.
[We would like to really say sorry to everyone especially to all teachers and students who were affected. We also said sorry to our teacher.]
Saberon also asked for forgiveness from the online community, saying they realized they were wrong.
“Hope na matanggap niyo po ang dispensa namin,” she wrote.
[We hope you can accept our apology.]