Editor’s Note: The mother of Rizza Divine Camingawan has clarified that her daughter has yet to return from a supposed immersion with farmers in Quezon Province last December.

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THE UST legal management freshman who went missing in December is back home from a month-long “immersion” with farmers in Quezon Province.

In a text message, Roland Camingawan said his daughter, Rizza Divine, returned on Wednesday night.

Rizza Divine’s participation in an immersion was confirmed by the League of Filipino Students, saying that immersions or integration programs were part of the student organization’s orientation.

“Iresponsable ang balitang nilabas ng [Philippine National Police] na [‘di umano ay] ginagamit ng mga rebelde ang ganitong mga aktibidad para sapilitang magrekrut,” LFS-UST said in a statement released on Thursday.

The statement also mentioned that Rizza Divine had assured her parents that she was safe and unharmed during the LFS immersion. She lost communication with her parents because of poor signal, it added.

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UST Simbahayan Director Mark Anthony Abenir said his office did not approve nor receive an application for any off-campus community development project in relation to Rizza Divine’s immersion.

“Every off-campus community development or community immersion activity undergoes through proper protocol…anything contrary to this is not supported, not promoted, not approved. [If there] is no faculty supervision, [the activity will] not be allowed to push through,” Abenir told the Varsitarian in a Facebook chat.

Roland sought help from radio station dzBB on Tuesday, claiming his daughter went missing after he lost contact with her on Christmas Eve.


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