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Davao passers hope for fair CA judgement

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (7 October) -- After Malacaņang, deferred the decision on whether to order a retake of the leak-tainted June 2006 nursing licensure exam, Davao passers and their parents are optimistic that the court would release fair judgement.

Bong Baldoza, a passer's parent, bared that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's move of passing on the decision making to the court of appeals would most likely result to a fair judgement on that matter.

Last month, the Davao passers and the parents sent a letter of appeal to the Court of Appeals and said to have been received by the said court.

"I just hope that they would also listen to the feelings of the ones here in Mindanao."

However, Baldoza along with the other parents of the 2006 passers are calling for an immediate move on this issue as thousands of passers have remained jobless for months already.

"This has caused a psychological anguish to my child as his application to several hospitals were not honored because of this issue," Baldoza said.

The Davao passers are also pushing for the appropriate punishment for the perpetrators and that justice would be served selectively.

Meanwhile, the national government recognizes the different sentiments of the passers nationwide.

In a statement, Press secretary Ignacio Bunye said: "The complexity of the case compels us to subject it to a more thorough review. And to take into consideration the prevailing circumstances to ensure that those who are guilty will bear brunt of retribution while those who are innocent will be treated fairly."

Bunye assured all stakeholders that justice will be served and the honor of the nursing profession upheld. (PIA) [top]

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