just want to point out that it was the court of appeals
ruling, not the supreme court's.
if this case reaches the supreme court, it might take a year or more before the case can be decided with finality.
i think everything rests on whether this batch will be accepted by foreign employers, if these foreign employers are satisfied with the way the government tied up the loose ends. (loose ends: the senate testimony of leakage of tests 1 & 2, the claims of bautista that a review center transmitted its review outside manila & baguio, specifically to cebu & davao.) reports about these loose ends are all over the philippine news websites on the internet.
Quote from flight027
the court said those examinees who would be found to have gained from the leaked questions can still be removed from the roster of passed examinees.
the nbi report said it will be "difficult, if not impossible" to determine who benefitted from the leakage.
Quote from inq7.net
the court also noted that "only the examinees that may be identified by the national bureau of investigation to have attended the final coaching at gapuz, inress and pentagon, were to be penalized with a retaking of tests 3 and 5.
the three review centers have been identified by the nbi as having been allegedly involved in the leakage.
will these reviewers take this sitting down? "mere possession of the leaked questions, they said, does not prove culpability." what's sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander.
it's sad that these graduates spent a lot of money to review at these centers, and will be made to retake tests 3 & 5.
Quote from flight027
however, the nbi said they won't be pursuing any actions against the students at this time because, in their own words, it would be impossible to prove who actually gained from the leaked questions. mere possesion of the leaked questions, they said, does not prove culpability.
ouch. "at this time" can mean anything--even revocation of license later when they decide that a graduate had access to the leakage.
it will be easy to determine who got the leakage--the nbi had compared the names of the reviewees of the affected review centers with the list of passers. i wonder why they did not say anything about this with the release of their report on the leakage issue.