The Freeman reports that school officials in a recent press conference assured that the female student, a dean’s lister, will graduate next month once she complies the necessary requirements.
Contrary to reports that she has been expelled, USJR president Rev. Fr. Enrico Peter Silab said the university is helping the girl finish her course “with the minimum amount of exposure so as to protect her privacy.”
It was revealed that the sex video was taken two years ago. The university conducted an investigation on the controversy to determine whether school policies were violated, but when the video went viral the probe was diverted to creating measures that would ensure her physical and psychological well-being.
Silab said the university “condemns those who uploaded, continue to upload, shared, continue to share, and maliciously commented or, in any way, added fuel to this conflagration.”
Meanwhile, Sunstar columnist Bong Wenceslao thinks the student is “either strong-willed or well-advised” for daring to come out and face the public at the height of the controversy as most sex scandal victims in the past went into hiding after their videos spread virally.
Citing a Sunstar Cebu report, Wenceslao said, however, that he is bothered by the 24-year-old student’s answer in an interview during the presscon.
“Dili sa ingon nga nagmahay ko ato kay kato na time, amoa ra gyud unta to. Wala mi gatuo na mukatap og ingon ato. Tawo ra sad mi na masayop” was the girl’s statement. It means she was not regretful of recording her intimate moment with her former boyfriend as they did not expect at the time that their private video will be exposed publicly.
There were reports that the video was uploaded online by someone who stole the cellphone of the ex-bf of Trish (not her real name). She urged netizens to stop spreading the footage.
Upon checking internet links, it was found out that the controversial video is indeed existing and available for download or viewing on some adult sites.