DepEd Secretary’s appeal for the release of principal kidnapped in Basilan on Nov. 15, 2010

Appeal of Education Secretary Armin Luistro for the immediate and unconditional release of Cecilia Sosas, principal of Baas Elementary school in Lamitan, Basilan who was abducted last November 15, 2010

[November 24, 2010]

On behalf of the whole DepEd family and the Filipino community, I strongly appeal to the abductors of our colleague Cecilia Sosas for her immediate and unconditional release and to keep her free from harm.

Please understand that all teachers are non-combatants and therefore must be spared from any form of violence and harrasment. They are in places not frequented by other civil servants in the hope of bringing the light of education in your area.

It is only through education that our children will have better options in life, one that is free from poverty and violence.

Public school teacher abducted in Basilan – military