Fr. Romeo Obach of the Sacred Heart Chaplaincy in Eversely Child Sanitarium, who scolded a young mom during baptismal rites in Mandaue City Cebu has issued public apology on Tuesday.

“I am now making a public apology to the mother of the child and her immediate family. The words I said and the rude attitude that I showed before I performed the rite of Baptism last Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Sacred Heart chapel, Jagobiao, Mandaue City was indeed unbecoming,” said Father Obach in a statement.

“I deeply regret that I have done this. I only later realized how cruel my ways to educate and impart lessons for the said event. I am deeply sorry to the mother of the child, her relatives, the sponsors and the witness of the incident.”

He also asked forgiveness to the netizens who saw the video, “I am sorry to the internet viewers, to the media listeners and the viewers for this mistake. I personally admit. I am deeply sorry and I humbly ask your forgiveness. I execute this statement of apology on this 8th day of July 2014 at Cebu City,” he added.

Watch the video below.

Meanwhile, the Redemptorists of the Province of Cebu issued an internal investigation and assured that “appropriate sanctions on the part of the involved will be applied once the investigation is complete so that justice may prevail.”