Alumni oppose naming school after politician

Mar. 26, 2015

Graduates of the Sorsogon National High School urged the Sorsogon Provincial board members to prevent the renaming of their school after a politician.

The alumni are referring to a resolution filed last week at the Sorsogon Province legislative body mandating the renaming of the school to Dr. Salvador H. Escudero III Memorial High School.

The late Dr. Escudero lll was the husband of incumbent Congresswoman Elvie Escudero (1st District, Sorsogon) and the father of Senator Chiz Escudero.

The resolution filed at the provincial Sangguniang Panlalawigan, whose presiding officer is Vice-Governor Antonio Escudero Jr, has caused negative reactions and protests among Sorsogon’s social media networks.

The late Dr. Escudero lll was the brother of the incumbent Vice-Governor.

The Sorsogon National High School is previously called Sorsogon Provincial High School. It was established in 1906 and is now on its 109th year.

The petitioners said they do not question the achievements of Dr. Escudero III but they believe he “was not the only one who contributed much to Sorsogon’s growth.”

According to the petitioners, a diversion highway was already named after the late Dr. Escudero lll.

The petition is posted online at pose-renaming-sorsogon-nationa l-high-school.

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