Head Administrator Kevin Paquet is entangled in a little problem right now in school. Not really from the educational point of view, but from a slight different one. I am not authorized to share much information about whatever problem Kevin has had encountered in school as I am only tasked to report to you, his readers of what is hindering him to blog right now.
As a spectator of all the things that have had happened to Kevin these recent twenty four hours, I believe that he is having a hard time figuring out what is right and what is wrong, whether the act that he has done a few weeks back, was good or not. What was that said incident? I may not kiss and tell anything straight regarding the issue being discussed by him and his Principal, but let me leave you a few clues to ponder upon.
It’s in about a post that he has published dated back in the year 2008 where he discussed a particular unpleasant event that took place at his school. And it seems like that particular article has made a buzz at his school right now. Alumni of the said academe have read the post and inquired the school’s administration in regards of what has happened and to verify the incident that he has reported.
His attention was raised earlier this morning, he said through Yahoo! Messenger, and he can’t believe of what is going on, why just such a little post has made such a big deal to his school. It may not have been the only displeasing post he wrote, but two. But what’s the matter about sharing your opinion to everyone, for as long as what you are writing about is true? What’s so wrong if he has missed a few details; for which is Principal has labeled him as someone `who speaks unfair` about the certain issue. Should anyone really tell him what he should write on his own domain name? Like he has been saying over and over again, the website kevinpaquet.com is his blog, and the content is what he considers to share with the other people who are reading the website and reaching the blog via search engines.
I remember him saying that he told his Principal `I would also write good things about PWC, if there are good things` and he indeed did so about the Musical Play his class and fellow fourth year students conducted in School and, what about the post about the Programming Contest that the PWC Faculty may have overseen in the said research they have conducted to find out more of his content related to school? Indeed people would rather notice the one negative deed among ten positive ones.
What annoys me much is the question that his Principal has raised, after he said that he would also share positive content whenever he has time to do so, and the question goes like this: What have you done during your Christmas Vacation? And Kevin responded something like: I blogged, I surfed the web, etc. And he eventually came to recall (unsure) his Principal saying something like, “see..” as a expression of which may lead to many conclusions.
And let me come to one conclusion. It is as if his Principal tried to point out that he did not wrote anything positive during the break (or maybe at all); contradicting his statement that whenever there is something good, he would share it.
But, does he really needs to share whenever there is something good? Did he really had time to write something good on his personal site? No, because it is his space online and he is the author of all the personal content, as like all other articles on this website go to his account which are authored by him. He is certainly not obliged to post anything positive, even in his vacant time.
Like a lot of people and a few teachers from other schools have said, the only word that may have created conflict was the usage of the word, “worst”, as he entitled the post. But does it really imply being the worst whatever that the school has conducted or rather the worst one that he has attended? Yes, people might misintepret it due to the lack of content, but still it is very own website and his content, opinion, and expressions that get published.
Where is the Freedom of Speech? Where is democracy in our Country? A big academe like his school should be able to digest this scratch his post may have done. It wasn’t his intention, but, the damage is done. While it may not also be the intention of the teachers that, that event would end up that way, but that was the way he saw it. And, everyone beholds his or her right to his or her personal opinion.
I don’t know where this issue will be heading to. Suspension? Expulsion? Or maybe just a follow up about the content that he has written? Let’s wait and see how the school will deal with the issue in the next few days and we will keep you updated about whatever is going on here.
UPDATE: Kevin has brought PWCs name in a lot of events, being one of the hottest bloggers of his age, ranking top 10th of 2008 for the new blogs of the Philippines, being able to TEACH/SPEAK at a quiet big affair at UM Matina in front of COLLEGE STUDENTS, also being the youngest one to speak. And a lot more.
buti nalang I'm not in Davao right now 🙂 and I won't show my face to them.
Sorry, as a bestfriend I really had to made a shout out. 🙁 sorry 🙁
Pfail Kevin. I hate your blogging.
But really, it was a bit unfair for them, but they hold higher position, you cannot do anything. Unless, there will be yet another online miracle happen.
Ipaglalaban mo ang karapatan mo bilang isang mamamayan sa isang bansang nag eeksersaiis ng demukraceeeee :p
Go Pinoy Teens 🙂
Oo nga, baka maging reason pa toh ng pampatagal ng problema nya.
Cannot be. I wrote it nicely to not hurt anyone.
I don't really see anything wrong with your post dun sa blog mo. Natamaan pride nila eh?
I can't tell, but maybe.
I've had my issues also in school especially between me and the student council organization. I was just giving out my opinion about the worst things they had made and eventually LOL They got angry at me. 😛 But it ended up to be quite a friendship though. o.o
ganyan talaga ang isang institution. pinoprotektahan nila ang kanilang imahe. kahit maliit na problema pa ito. nakakasama kasi pag nabasa ng iba lalo na pag sa internet.
But that’s where the future is heading, the `internet`
I forgot to put this (wenk~) Fight for what you believe in, its your right to express what you feel about the events happening in school. It also affected you and not just them.
And he is paying too to get good education.
And, did you said anything nega about education there? Wala naman rin^^
baka mean mo, `did he said`
I don't think na merong mali sa ginawa ni kevin. Sabi nga ng author, opinion lang yun ni kevin. I think it's everyone's prerogative to express what we really want and meant.
He has a freedom to speak!!..Kasi Website nya yan eh..wla clang magagawa..Not all the time we can put the good things in the blog kasi hindi naman yan Diary!..ang diary should be kept..eh Blog yan eh..so mababasa yan ng lahat..ang problema kasi maliit na issue pinapalaki..kung nalaman ng school na worst..they should improve it..they should find way na ang field trip will be more merrier and be the best than before kung gusto nila wlang magreklamo sa Field Trip..While early for the next batch [the incoming 4thyr] they should plan..eh sa nakita ko sa picture na stuck pa yung bus and i heard na natagalan ang mga stundents because of that kung hindi lang yun ang problema marahil may iba pa..
Yes, it may be so little. Yes we all have freedom to speak…but my goodness think if it's fair. Emotions should be dealt well. It is natural for people to react on the way you presented or the way you share through your website.
i think t`was a bit unfair. i mean, it was his blog anyway.and it was his right to speak his heart out in his own space. oh well… >:3
Ask your teacher/s if they consider your act as a offense/kasalanan, if they do say so. Stop talking to them about the issue. You have the right not to say anything since they consider it a sin/offense, if you would continue talking, you would inform them about what you have done, so you will be a witness. Right?
You have the right not to be forced to be a witness of yourself.
I will take note of this. Thanks.
Hello KevIn, PiNoYteenS.
I Have Been SubscribEd to tHis BloG foR loNg time. But juSt nOw tHat I neeD to InterAct.
I cannoT bELiEve thIs to HappeN to u., I KnoW poStS are NoT soO mucH intErsTinG lYK b4, bUt atLeAst, I KnOw thaT what U R WritIng is TrUE and honEsT and Is rEAsoNaBlE
No ONe is PeRfEct, sORy sila Na u FoRgoT soMe MoRe deTaiLs tO sHaRe to Dem. CoMMenT foRm iS theRe to aSk foR queStiOn.
AnD yeS, FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
u WRoTe HoneStLy whAt U tOt and ExperIenceD evN wth MissIng Content. U shUd noT wori aBoUt dem, let them CaLm Down
Green Archer, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, La Sallite ka? hehe, wow, may la sallite sa mga readers ko.
Princess, baka masali ka sa gulo, bakit ka nag post nito, I cannot log in to the blog anymore. haha pinalitan mo ang password? tae haha. ako nanaman pagalitan nito sa post mo.
Kevin, it's okey, she did the article very politely and nicely, let her exercise her freedom of speech and explain everything from the point of view as your bestfriend.
Thanks, at least there is someone who really understood what I wanted to deliver
I understand it too, pero takot parin ako somehow, baka sa Monday, I'll be seeing this printed again haha
Okay, I don't know which stand to take. Both sides have done something bad. Kevin may have drawn a bit beyond the line with his content, but at the other end, why would such a big institution make such a big deal about the little voice raised by one of their students?
Because of what? Because of their pride? Their reputation? Have their tried looking between the lines? I mean, have they tried taking a look of what happened from a students point of view?
Additionally, I agree with you cousin, it's not Kevin's fault if he has lacked details, online journal nya yan eh, it's his space nga on the web and if it's lacking content? Then don't visit and look for another reliable source dba. :p Naku. this is really growing to a bigger issue now after you published this Princess, hope Kevin won't be much affected by it, but it is really a nice call to his readers to start to raise their voices to this issue and show some support.
care ba nila? i don't know every detail about this issue pero FREEDOM OF SPEECH nga di ba? Sana wala na lang pakeelamanan.
Hmm.. Go Aika 🙂 Thanks for the comment, sana nga wala nalang noh? eh, top sa search engine eh. haha
no person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself..^^/
hehe. kaw talaga iway :p
Kev, you could have been careful. I'm not really blaming you but be careful of what your posting. Whether your blog is the most visited one or you're the youngest one to speak and teach blogging to a crowd filled with college people, it would make any difference if the admin sees the blog you made. Marami na talagang nadale sa mga blogs na ganyan. So really better be careful of you post especially kung about sa school. I happen to have a former schoolmate in my college who's already kicked out of the school due to a "hate blog" of some sort related to one of the professors.
So anyway, I just hope things would be resolved.
It's true, you have the freedom of speech, this is your FREEDOM SITE wherein you could write the stuff that you like or hate or whine just about anything but remember, you're not the only one who has freedom, everyone does. Your freedom stops when another person's freedom starts.
bottomline? Be careful of what you blog about. Just a friendly reminder.
oh c’mmon! bakit ba ganun sila makapagreact? well siguro natamaan sila or what. but the hell this is blogging! and walang nakasulat sa law na hindi pwede magbigay ng opinion or what! ahay. they should be oriented about the online world. hmpft
hehe. oriented about it? hehe.
All writers should be responsible with what they write. Not about it being true, but about the posts impact on other people. Do not be selfish, be empathetic.
If I say one person is stupid just because of a mistake he did (be it grave or small) it will surely hurt the person, especially in means that can be recorded and be read by alot of people.
In the principals case, he/she is just defending his institution, just like how kevin defends his pinoyteens.com.
From my point of view, and of the freedom of speech that I am entitled to as pointed out by the post, I believe that this post is one sided.
If I post in my website how one of the writer here sucks, what impact would that bring to the writer I was pointing out too? IF I say that pinoyteens suck; alot of people would retaliate and defend the site. I hope you get my point, as people will really defend what they believe in and I believe the principal does not believe and is only defending on the institution that she promotes.
Philippines suxs period.
don’t need no back comment…
Well, there are certain fields where Philippine education isn’t as competitive as in other countries, but if you refer to this as a general statement I strongly have to disagree with you.
I have an article i know you’ll find this useful, it’s the only little way i can help: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/144604/DepEd-blocks-suspension-of-4-pupils-over-blog