‘Interrupted Salutatorian’ Krisel Mallari sued school over GMC certificate

Krisel Mallari, the high school salutatorian who was interrupted by school officials to deliver her graduation speech, seek help from the Court of Appeals for the issuance of GMC certificate.

According to report, Krisel Mallari has filed an urgent petition to the Court of Appeals to order Sto Niño Parochial School to gave her a certificate of good moral character — a compulsory document she needed to enter University of Sto Tomas.

The respondents were Judge Alfonso Ruiz of the RTC Branch 216 in Quezon City, the Santo Niño Parochial School, and school registrar Yolanda Casero.

Part of her petition reads: “Without a certificate of good moral character from my high school, I cannot enroll. Hence, private respondents’ continued unjustified refusal to issue the said certificate would result to the denial of my application for admission in UST and forfeiture of my reserved slot in its accountancy program. It will put my education to a halt and my future in jeopardy.”

Mallari has reserved a slot in the accountancy program of University of Sto Tomas. The school gave Mallari to submit the said certificate until July 15.

A source said, the DepEd has ordered SNPS to issue the certificate but the school declined.

In March, 16-year-old Mallari makes headline after a video of her ‘being interrupted during her graduation speech’ went viral.

In her speech, Mallaru criticizes the school administration and teachers for allegedly playing favorites among students. Her salutatory rites were cut short after delivering unapproved speech.

Watch: Salutatorian Krisel Mallari Speech Interrupted and Stopped by School Officials

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