- #NoToBullying and #NeverTolerateBullying hashtags are plastered all over social media.
- A bully was caught on camera assaulting another student.
- Celebrities and personalities reacted to the Ateneo bullying issue.
The uproar of #NoToBullying and #NeverTolerateBullying campaigns and posts erupted on social media after a video of a junior high school student assaulted another student. The said bully cornered the student in a comfort room and punched him in the nose which started bleeding.
This was recorded on video and uploaded on social media where netizens called Ateneo de Manila University to take action.
Organizations condemn bullying.
Joaquin has a black belt in Taekwondo which he uses in harassing other students. In a recent statement, Philippine Taekwondo Association condemned “any form of misbehavior which includes harassment, bullying, and acts of violence.”
Malacañang even spoke up about the issue and expressed their concern about the incident. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo urged Ateneo to investigate.
“I think they should investigate why there was such a one-sided fight given the fact that the one who mauled was much smaller… Dapat talaga imbestigahan. The school should investigate and do something about it.”
Celebrities and personalities react to Ateneo bullying issue.
— TJ Monterde (@tjmusicmonterde) December 20, 2018
Bugbog o dignidad? Crazyyyyy #NoToBullying
— David Licauco (@davidlicauco) December 21, 2018
Should we let Bullies get away from their bullying though? OH HELL NO!!! #NoToBullying
— Niccolo Cosme (@niccolocosme) December 20, 2018
#NoToBullying, yes. But please remember that that bully is also still a child; a kid who probably grew up witnessing violence in his own home. Abuse is a cycle. It doesn’t excuse his behavior, but maybe immediate psychiatric intervention will do him and the kids he hurt more good
— Irish (@IrishDDizon) December 20, 2018
This video is very disturbing. Schools are our children’s second home and parents entrust the school admisntrators for their children’s safety. They should be responsbile for this type of circumstances. Bullying is barbaric! #NoToBullying https://t.co/2g5JUFBCFO
— Roselle Monteverde (@RegalRoselle) December 20, 2018
— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) December 21, 2018
— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) December 21, 2018
Direk Mae Cruz Alviar.
Re: bullying incident in Ateneo.
Who is the videographer of this bully? He is liable as well.
What’s sad is this took place several times with an audience and the bystanders did nothing. They also allowed this to happen.
— Mae Cruz Alviar (@queenbeemae) December 21, 2018
Just a reminder to schools to strictly enforce their AntiBullying policies required under the AntiBullying Law. Disturbing videos going viral now. #NoToBullying
— Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) December 20, 2018
#NeverTolerateBullying YES. This includes cyberbullying.
— Gabbi Garcia ♡ (@_gabbigarcia) December 21, 2018
Our concern should be, first & foremost, the best interest of the child.
We need to build schools w/ proper anti-bullying policies in place. & we must have parents teach our kids that bullying is never OK & that violence is never the answer. #NeverTolerateBullying
— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) December 21, 2018
Although it was a clear case of grave misconduct, Ateneo hasn’t made any actions to punish Montes.
UPDATE: Ateneo vowed to kick out the student “if” found guilty of bullying. Some netizens, however, pointed out that the video itself is a proof of bullying.