Nagbigay din ng kanyang opinyon ang Pinay Broadway Diva na si Lea Salonga tungkol sa insidente ng bullying sa Ateneo de Manila University Junior High School.
Matatandaang naging viral sa social media ang diumano’y pambu-bully ng isang Junior High School student sa kanyang mga kaklase kung saan nagsulputan na ang mga videos ng mga ito sa internet.
Sa Facebook, nagpahayag si Lea ng kanyang opinyon sa isyu ngayong Sabado, December 22.
Panimula niya, “There has been so much posted online regarding the bullying incident inside the boys' rest room of the Ateneo de Manila junior high school.
“Plenty of inflamed netizens have reacted, and lamented the seeming indifference of school officials due to the supposed well-connectedness of this boy's parents.
“I think we all agree that the school needs to take much swifter action with regards to this boy's pattern of behavior (there are allegedly more victims, and more videos), as well as with this boy's accomplices, and that the bully's parents need to come down hard on their kid.
“On that, we have common ground.”
Payo niya sa mga biktima ng bullying, huwag daw hayaang maging biktima pa kasunod ng insidenteng ito.
Sabi niya, “For the victims, here's one piece of advice: don't be defenseless anymore. Parents, it might be a good idea to enroll your child in a self-defense class (aside from TKD, there's jiu jitsu and karate, as well as other forms of martial arts that might be fun as well as useful).
“So that when a little s*** bully tries to mess with your son or daughter, you're already ahead of the game. But never instigate; only defend.
“No parent should ever have to feel the terror the victims' parents must feel, sending their beloved into what that child considers a place of dread rather than a hallowed hall of learning.”
Paalala pa niya sa mga namumuno ng Ateneo: “Yes, Ateneo de Manila. We are all watching.”
ASIA’S SONGBIRD, OTHER CELEBS REACT
Bukod kay Lea, nagbigay din ng kanyang pahayag ang Asia's Songbird na si Regine Velasquez tungkol sa isyu.
Sabi ni Regine, “Oh my goodness. I think we need to teach our children how to defend them selves.I don’t believe in violence but masama ba kung ipagtangol mo ang sarili mo? Nakakagalit ito #NoToBullying.”
Oh my goodness. I think we need to teach our children how to defend them selves.I don’t believe in violence but masama ba kung ipagtangol mo ang sarili mo? Nakakagalit ito????#NoToBullying https://t.co/7selKUMpLr— regine alcasid (@reginevalcasid) December 20, 2018
Sabi naman ni Arlene Muhlach, “Someone told me 'Wag ka na magcomment jan'. I tried to zip it but I just have to say something. Because I am a mother of two, I wouldn’t like my children to experience this. #ateneodemanila @theateneo make a sound judgement and let it be known that you did your part in saying #notobullying."
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Someone told me “wag ka na magcomment jan”. i tried to zip it but i just have to say something. Because i am a mother of two, i wouldn’t like my children to experience this. #ateneodemanila @theateneo make a sound judgement and let it be known that you did your part in saying #notobullying . Photo borrowed from @msritaavila ????
Post naman ni Christian Bables sa Facebook, “'IF FOUND GUILTY OF BULLYING,' bullshit.”
Ayon naman sa Ateneo graduate na si Robi Domingo, “I have seen the video regarding the bullying. I am not happy about it. I was also a victim of that kind of incident before. Tell me, what should we do to these people who feel that they own the campus?”
I have seen the video regarding the bullying. I am not happy about it. I was also a victim of that kind of incident before. Tell me, what should we do to these people who feel that they own the campus?— Robi Domingo (@robertmarion) December 21, 2018
Dinaan naman ni Niño Muhlach sa biro ang kanyang post.
Aniya, "Itong impaktong kutong lupang ito ang panira sa dignidad naming mga PANDAK eh! Naku...Dadaganan ko talaga tong unanong ito pag nagkita kami! #pandak.”
Hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa ring pinag-usapan ng netizens ang nasabing bullying incident.