18 lalaki ang nagreklamo! Bacolod teacher faces molestation complaints
Accusations of sex abuse have prompted an elementary public school teacher in Bacolod City to resign from his post.
Joselino Labtic had been accused of molesting at least 18 boys at the JR Torres Elementary School in Barangay Singcang-Airport on several occasions.
The local Department of Education division in Bacolod City relieved Labtic from his post last February 16 after the allegations surfaced.
DepEd officials said they did not receive any official complaint from the students or their teachers, and had to probe the matter on their own.
One of the victims, now in Grade 6m said they could not tell their parents or other teachers at first due to fear and embarrassment.
Labtic, who submitted his resignation last Monday, preempted an administrative case against him.