CASE NO. 246435: PEOPLE OF THE PHARMACY DEPARTMENT VS. AINGEL JOY A. DOMINGO (G.R. NO. 3664646, 18 OCTOBER 2013) SUBJECTS: QUALITY OF TESTIMONY IN CLASS ABSENCES, NONCOMPLIANCE TO REQUIREMENTS AND MISSED EXAMINATIONS; PROFESSOR IS IN BEST POSITION TO DECIDE. BRIEF TITLE: PEOPLE VS. DOMINGO.
“HOW DO YOU PLEA?”
It’s more like a court trial proceeding when this friend and classmate of mine, Aingel Joy A. Domingo, entered the faculty room of our department on the day of releasing of grades. Murmurs are everywhere. Eyes are focused on her. Everyone wants to here her side of the story.
It’s really a big question to everyone how she became tardy this semester. She used to be so studious. She used to be advising me to attend classes after my several days of absence in school and not the other way around. She used to get the high scores in exams. She used to be a threat to all those studs craving for goddamned skyscraper-high grades. She used to be the topic of the “invidious community” who wants to take over her position in the department’s list of best performing students and so on and so forth.
I tried to talk to her several times and she had been truthful(I think so) in answering me with information regarding why she turned into this non-existing student. She told me that sometimes she just doesn’t feel like attending our classes. She’s staying all day in their dorm, lying on her bed, browsing the net, playing the up-to-date downloadable games, etc.. But again, another question arises – WHY? She said even just for a sem, she wants to experience how it feels to be the old me. What? The reason is so silly. How can someone want the life I had in the previous six semesters of my college life? The non-existent, pointless me. Imagine?! I discouraged her to do that but she still did it. Her other reason for her absences is her migraine. She told me that she’s been experiencing unbearable headaches at times. She attended some check ups but she never wanted to have the treatments. USELESS. Now, she successfully got her aim. She was graded 4.0(removal examination) in two of our subjects and the other remaining subjects – 3.0.
Class absences, noncompliance to requirements and missed examinations.
DEFENSE OF THE ACCUSED:
“My head is aching so badly.”
“In the days of my absence, I went to the hospital for check up.”
PRESENTATION OF PROOF:
The statement of the accused.(July 25, 2013)
“I’ve been absent for a few days now. And that sucks ’cause I already missed a lot of exams.”
“Okay. So I just thought that talking about my beyond-grasp stupidity is the best thing to do.”
“Question. Why am I stupid?”
1. My priorities are easily shaken. That’s STUPID.
2. I can’t manage my decisions right.
3. I put effort on things that really, doesn’t need “efforting”.
4. It always doesn’t matter to me that it’s not reciprocated. You know. That.
5. (As told by a friend) I tend to reason out why this person did something bad or whatever.
“I just want to go back to how my life used to be five months ago. No complications. Studies going very well. Always problematic about food but never on anything else. *sighs*”
“How do you plea?”, she was asked.
“Guilty your honor.”, she answered.
She took the examinations needed for her to pass the subject and she did it. She’s brainy, haven’t I told you? Oh, I did.
No matter what she had turned into, whoever she maybe right now, one thing’s for sure – she’s still that Aingel whom I got irritated at start and whom I got closed to like sister until now. Whatever happens, I’m proud of this girl. She maybe moody at times but it’s tolerable. HAHA. I’m now holding on her promise that she’ll do good next semester. C’mon girl, let’s bring back the threat in the invidious community. YAHOO!