A nursing graduate went viral on social media after his university disallowed him from getting on stage.
Netizen Celene Rosaldo was more than furious at the Lorma Colleges La Union for not allowing her brother John Marcelino to get on stage during his graduation on June 23.
A video uploaded by Rosaldo gave viewers a glimpse of what happened.
“Yung graduate ka pero di ka pinaakyat ng stage para kunin diploma mo kasi di naconfirm payment mo sa grad fee.” she wrote.
Marcelino also texted her, saying: “di naman masakit.”
@PhCHED paki check naman po itong @LORMA_COLLEGES bayad na raw ang estudyante ilang araw before ang graduation pero tamad mag confirm ng bayad ang eskwelahan na ito kaya hindi naka akyat ng stage at hindi nakuha ang Diploma dahil di pa raw bayad kahit bayad naman talaga🙄 pic.twitter.com/GvReaOJizQ
— 𝓜𝓲𝓼𝓼 𝓣𝓮𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓪 (@anyeongChaesang) June 23, 2022
Marcelino’s family claimed that he had fulfilled the graduation fees. In another video, his mother is seen crying at what happened.
“My brother just graduated, but my mom cried coz the school did not allow him to get his diploma up the stage,” wrote Rosaldo.
Apparently, the school failed to “confirm” John’s payment, hence the debacle.
“He has already paid his grad fee the day before his grad, but the school didn’t confirm his payment. That’s the f*cked up part,” she added.
Talking to Manila Bulletin, Rosaldo said her mother is affected the most by the situation after seeing how her son was pulled out from the lineup of graduates slated to get on stage and tout their accomplishments.
“Ang pinakamasakit po dun ay ang itsura ng nanay ko po na kitang-kita niya na yung anak niya na pinull out sa line papuntang stage para i-receive sana ‘yung diploma,”
Netizens felt for the family.
grabe ang bigat naman sa heart nung di pinapunta sa stage dahil walang confirmation sa grad fee payment 😭 naiyak yung nanay grabe shame on you lorma colleges
— kā ✿ (@hamilikaye) June 24, 2022
The school also received negative comments online.
grabe,, teh minsan lang ang graduation. bakit naman hindi nyo pinaakyat. jusko. lorma college. ang lala. 😒 https://t.co/IiB0FzoJsW
— 🌞 (@zurcyxx) June 23, 2022
Lorma Colleges didn't allow a student to get his diploma on stage during their graduation because his graduation payment wasn't confirmed by the school wtf. their family went home crying and disappointed. pic.twitter.com/zxfIKXOG3i
— Kiavave (@kiavave) June 23, 2022
Lorma Colleges released a statement saying that it is trying to get in touch with the family.
Lorma Colleges has released a statement addressing the public outcry it got after one of its students, John Marcelino Rosaldo, was not allowed to march onstage to receive his diploma just because of unprocessed graduation fees. (📷The Lorma Schools/Facebook) pic.twitter.com/8Paqy03dsD
— Manila Bulletin News (@manilabulletin) June 25, 2022