Lea Salonga gives advice to bully kids' parents, warns Ateneo: Yes, Ateneo de Manila. We are all watching.


Composite photo of Lea Salonga and Montes family / compiled from Google and Facebook


The spotlight is still at Ateneo after the bullying incident inside the school premises as criticisms flow from netizens, who are waiting and watching the school’s handling on the issue.

Several personalities have commented on social media, condemning the bully Montes brothers and the school’s “soft” stance on the bullying case.



Meanwhile, world-renowned artist Lea Salonga who is known for her unbiased opinion also commented on the issue saying that Montes’ parents should punish their kid.

“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.” She said

Salonga also advised the victims of bullying to gear up and defend themselves, as she gives the parents an idea to have their children enrolled in self-defenses classes, but reiterates not to instigate any harm against others.

Lastly, the singer warns Ateneo: "Yes, Ateneo de Manila. We are all watching."

Lea Salonga's full post reads

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.

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.

Yes, Ateneo de Manila. We are all watching.



Source: Lea Salonga


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  1. Wealth , whether consciously or not can give the children that feeling or perception of "self entitlement" but as parents we have to keep track of that. We don't teach other parents our own parenting. They know their kids , we don't .let them do it their way.

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