Is Ateneo Guilty Of Condoning Bullying Incident At School? - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, December 20, 2018



Is Ateneo Guilty Of Condoning Bullying Incident At School?



Ateneo de Manila University, photo from smapse.com
Amid the viral video of the bullying incident involving a junior high school student of Ateneo and their request to the people to stop spreading the video, many are left wondering why a prestigious school would’ve allowed bullying to happen in their school since it was proven that this was not the first time it happened.


Turning The Blind Eye?

The bullying suspect, Joaquin Montes and his brother are allegedly notorious bullies in Ateneo. His brother was even professedly kicked out of San Beda for the very same reason - bullying. They are Taekwondo black belters, which explains the reason why they think they can just beat anyone.

The fact of the matter is, despite several complaints from their victims’ parents, Ateneo has not taken action on their bullying behaviors. The viral video was not the first time that Joaquin Montes showed deviant behavior, there were other complaints in the past, but Ateneo turned a blind eye and refused to expel these bullies.

Politics Involved?

According to a post shared by Z Blog on Facebook, one of the reasons that Ateneo can’t seem to take action on the matter is that the Montes is a well-connected family. They are said to be close friends of the Cojuangcos, to Peping Cojuangco to be specific.

We all know that the Cojuangcos are one of the biggest sponsors of the Ateneo sports program, and they would tend to lose a lot if Cojuangco would withdraw his support because they punished his friend’s son.


Stand Up Against Bullying

Netizens were disappointed by the turtle-paced action that Ateneo seems to be doing regarding the bullying incident. They announced that they are investigating on the matter, but with the overwhelming evidence and the previous complaints, it should be a no-brainer that the bully Montes should be expelled in their school.


A netizen gave a piece of sound advice to the prestigious school, do what is right and stand up against Bullying.

Read full post below of Z Blog:

“Joaquin Montes and his older brother are both Taekwondo black belters. They love to bully and pick on everyone in school. Despite multiple complaints from various parents these last 3 years against the Montes brothers, the Ateneo school authorities chose to look the other way. Because Montes are well-connected (to Peping Cojuangco) Ateneo refuses to expel the Montes brothers. In fact, Ateneo has been requesting Youtube to take down videos of Montes bullying other kids. His brother was kicked out of San Beda for bullying.” -Eric Cabahug/Richard

What a shame Ateneo de Manila University!!! 👎🏻 Don’t stand by, stand up! #StopBullying

Source: Z Blog

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