Sen. Kiko Pangilinan & Nancy Binay Defends Ateneo Bully: "Do Not Bash Joaquin Montes on Social Media"

Two of the country's prominent lawmakers, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and Sen. Nancy Binay reacted on the recent public outrage caused by the viral video showing an Ateneo High School Taekwondo champion bullying fellow student as they defended the Ateneo bully Joaquin Montes. 



Senators Kiko Pangilinan and Nancy Binay urged the general public to be calm and avoid bashing the culprit identified as Joaquin Montes on social media.

In a statement, Sen. Pangilinan defended Montes as he stated that netizens should stop bashing the kid if they really wanted to help in resolving the issue.

Sen. Pangilinan was quoted as saying "Galit kayo sa isang bully at dapat lang pero sa galit natin 'binubully' naman natin siya sa Facebook? So kung ganun ano ang pinagkaiba natin sa kanya?" Pangilinan said on Facebook.

The controversial senator who was blamed by some netizens for his controversial Pangilinan law added further that "We should never, never become the monster we seek to defeat." he added.

Sen. Kiko also noted that the acts of Joaquin Montes should be criticized, however, he believes that the punishment that will be given to the kid should be child-appropriate.

Aside from Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, fellow lawmaker, Sen. Nancy Binay was also saddened after seeing Montes receiving too many criticisms on social media, saying that people should not use bullying to defeat another bully.

"We must condemn all forms of bullying. But what’s bothersome, though, is the vicious cycle of bullying. Bullying does not end by bullying the bully. It only worsens the culture of hate," Binay stated.

"Nakakalungkot lang dahil ang social media has become infected by hatred. Instead of being an instrument of healing, it has become a place of torment. Bullying will continue to grow if we behave like bullies. Shaming the bully is not the solution. Let’s strive to heal even the tormentors, and work for a bully-free society," Sen. Nancy Binay added.

Source: Facebook / PTV News

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