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‘Beware of sexual perpetrator’ – STRAW

Karah Jane B. Sarita

STUDENT’S RIGHT AND WELFARE (STRAW) committee urged Sillimanians to be vigilant against an unidentified man who victimized two students last Jan.31.

Gilbert Sedigo, STRAW Head, stated that the issue needs immediate actions.

Diana Christine Notarte, a junior secondary education major in English, was victimized last Jan. 31 while she was walking alone near the College of Computer Studies (CCS) gate.

Naa juy ga sigeg tawag. Pagtan-aw nako, there’s this guy masturbating. Gapakilid siyas mga plants dihas CCS gawas and he was calling me pa,” Notarte stated on her Facebook post.

Louise Lane Generoso, a junior secondary education major in English, saw the man last Jan. 31, while she was waiting with a friend near the gate in front of Silliman University’s (SU) cafeteria.

“There was a guy, not too far from us… I was bothered already because he was staring at us while holding something underneath his pants… When I was sure that he was masturbating in front of us, I shouted and called the guard,” Generoso stated on her Facebook post.

According to Sedigo, he reported the incident to the Public Assistance and Safety Office (PASO) last Feb. 1 as advised by Mr. Abe Cadeliña, Student Organizations and Activities Division Officer-in-Charge.

“I was so surprised kay when I talked to them [PASO] with regards to that incident ni-ana sila nga ‘Yes dongnakabalo na mi’,” Sedigo stated.

However, in an interview with Jerome C. Pacundo, PASO Office Security Supervisor on Feb 2, he stated that PASO was not aware of the incident.

“…Karon pa gud mi nakabalo ana nga report, kay sa uban gud nga nahitabo sauna, mu-report man dayon nang mga studyante, karon nauna naman nuon ang social media niya kami diri sa security office wa gud mi idea about ni ana,” Pacundo said.

Pacundo added that given that they are now aware of the incident; all the guards were advised to stay alert especially on areas where the “suspect” was seen.

Pacundo emphasized that it was a wake-up call for the guards and the security supervisor to strengthen the security for the safety of the Sillimanians.

Moreover, Pacundo assured that the “suspect” won’t be able to get inside SU since SU implements the “No ID, No Entry” policy.

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