To Teacher Limjuco: "We Are One With You Because We Can Be You" - Team of Teachers - The Daily Sentry

To Teacher Limjuco: "We Are One With You Because We Can Be You" - Team of Teachers

Teacher Melita Limjuco | Mr. Raffy Tulfo | Photo credit to the owner
A professional learning online community of teachers from the Philippines shared a remarkable opinion regarding the viral episode of Raffy Tulfo in Action, involving a grandmother and parents who complain about a teacher who was allegedly maltreating their child.

According to the teacher who wrote the article, after the incident between Mrs. Limjuco and her pupil’s parents, a lot of teachers sent them messages raising their concerns about how they also experience bu!lying by the parents of their children.

Image of website where the article was posted

And in this said article, aside from defending and justifying that one mistake of Mrs. Limjuco, they too want the world to know that there have been numerous teachers who actually lost their profession because of unacceptable reasons of parents and misbehaving students.

Likewise, this team of teachers expressed their disappointment to Mr. Raffy Tulfo and said that they immediately unsubscribed to Mr. Tulfo's channel right after watching the video of the episode. Their reason was because they think it was out of line that teachers are put to shame just because they committed an error.

Teacher Limjuco | Photo credit to the owner
They too call out all the parents and said that disciplining one's children is actually the parents' duty and not theirs.

Read their very brilliant article below:

"To the Bu!lied Teacher: We Are One With You Because We Can Be You


You are a teacher, and the question above was asked to you. What will you do?

It can be challenging to choose from. Imagine the pain and fear Mrs. Limjuco felt right after hearing this threatening question preceded by the insensitive remarks of Mr. Raffy Tulfo. She was indeed helpless at that time, and she wasn’t even given a chance to defend herself.


Definitely not. The teacher admitted what she did, and she even asked the child’s guardians for apologies. She explained her side, but these what seemed to be overprotective guardians didn’t understand that Mrs. Limjuco had reasons for doing that.

No, Mrs. Limjuco’s not the first teacher who experiences this shame and embarrassment. There have been many teachers who lost their profession because of unacceptable reasons of parents and because of misbehaving students whose actions are always defended even when wrong!

I immediately unsubscribed to Raffy Tulfo in Action’s channel right after watching the video of that episode.

Why? Because it is unfair that teachers are put to embarrassment just because they made a mistake after enduring a high level of stress, frustrations, and yes, sometimes, anger out of their students’ actions. Teachers have so many burdens to carry every day, and our patience reaches its limits too. Do the parents know how difficult it is to deal with and be patient with more than thirty to sixty students every day? If a mom and dad together can lose their patience to their only child, what more can a teacher! One will probably lose his/her wit having to deal with repeated misbehaviors and disobedience of his/her child or children.


Do these teachers deserve such a thing? No. Imagine all the million good things they did that went unnoticed, and now, by just making a single mistake, their lives seemed to have crashed. If not, it took them longer to move on. It’s so sad because some parents use the so-called rights of their children to extort money from the teachers. Most cases filed in the barangays and police stations end up to settlement with the parents asking a considerable amount of money repeatedly.

I guess it’s about time to approve the Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act.

Outside the classroom, the teachers can be bu!lied too. This can be done through cyberbu!lying by the use of social media or by even sending insulting texts and instant messages to other students via cellphone or computer. It can be done by intentionally disrespecting the teacher in the school hallways, or at a school event, or by spreading false and malicious rumors about the teacher among the other students in the school.

Students may also harm the teachers physically. They can hit, punch, kick, and push them. They can also h@rass, verbally abus3, threaten and intimidate them, which is equally damaging as physical harm. When these things are done, m3ntal abus3 can take place, leaving the teacher feeling down and emotionally hurt. This may result in severe anxiety and stress for the teachers.


Disciplining your children is not the teacher’s duty. It is yours! If only you could cooperate with the teacher, then we can empower them and teach them the necessary values needed to succeed in life! It is not just the teacher’s duty to build the nation, but it is yours too! Everything starts at home, so if you begin showing violence, indiscipline, and hatred at home, then expect your children to show the same thing outside too.

We must work together for the common good! Remember that you are a stakeholder of education too!"