His dismissal carries with it the penalty of cancellation of eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, and perpetual disqualification from government service.
In a decision dated Oct. 7, 2021, DepEd Region 3 Director May Eclar stated that Arañas “miserably fell short of the standards expected of him as an educator and as a public employee. He has tarnished the noble profession of teaching by committing dastardly acts against the very persons he is charged to educate and care for. Such character deserves no place in the teaching profession.”
Reacting to the decision of the Central Office of the DepEd, Drewery has this to say, “At Preda, we believe that recovery is not complete without justice and it is the certainty of penalty that deters crime. That is why we thank the SDO of Olongapo for giving credence to the testimonies of the children and for acting in their best interest.”