-Lowering the age of criminal liability has been a big issue for every Filipinos
-Recently, Ateneo head, president Jose Ramon Villarin said it's foolish to hold our children in jail
-This left netizens furious and this lead them to bring up the issue of the Ateneo student known as the "bully kid"
Thursday- Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin opposed to the new proposed law of lowering the age of criminal liability.
According to ABS-CBN report, Villarin said in a report that it's "foolish to hold children to the same standard as adults."
“The law does not need to be changed. What needs to be done is to strengthen the implementation of the law.
Let us spend more energy and resources on getting children educated, raised in homes of love and safety, capable of entering the workforce in adulthood.
"Let us take our children to school. Let us accompany them to God. Let us not bring them to jail." he said.
But some netizens were not happy with what Villarin said.
This lead to some of them bringing up the issue of the former Ateneo student Joaquin Montes.
Montes was known for bullying some of his schoolmates and became viral after his videos spread in social media.
These are some of the netizens' comments:
"si Wakin Montes nga nasa Magandang paaralan na Pero pang Kriminal ang ugali ! Ano ba naman pag iisip yan ! Puro nalang ba ka formalan ? Gising sa katotohanan!!!"
"Ooopps! Wait for a moment. And how did you deal with the bullying incidents that gone viral at the social media? If there were no outrage reactions from the netizens, will there be an action?
It's just a bit off giving your views now on the issue of lowering down the age of criminal liability."
"Hay naku Ateneo, Di ba pwedeng quiet na ka na lang sa ganyang topic? You’ve to prove yourself after that viral bullying incident."
" Please take the street children(the trigger of this bill) to your school FOR FREE. Tapos pabully nyo din. Lol"
"What if napuruhan ni Joaquin Montes ung binully nya at namatay. Shut Up Ateneo."
"take kids to school and bully them. Diba un yung nangyayari jan sa paaralan niyo?"
"Kung Tutol kayo sige po umpisahan nyu na arugain at disiplinahen mga bata sa ilalim ng tulay tignan ntn kung maka tutol pa kayo after nyu ma experience ang katigasan ng muka ng mga yan!
paki una na si Bully Joaquin na disiplinahen nyu po."
" I get what Mr. Villarin is trying to say.. It's good and all but the timing isn't just right.. Statements like that will hurt the university more.. He should have waited until the "Bullying Incident" loses more steam..
Now, they're in the netizen's radar again."
"Tinuturo niyo ata sa mga estudtante nyo kung paano maging kriminal. Kumusta naman yung bully boy?"
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