/ 8 December 2022

THE COLEGIO San Agustin Makati gave assurances that it does not condone bullying or any other violent acts.

Its spokesperson, Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, issued the statement after the “fighting” incident in the school involving Grade 9 students.

“To be clear, to everyone, the school does not condone violent behavior and talaga pong ikinagulat din, na nalungkot at nabahala yung school community,” Estrada said.

He said that CSA is investigating the incident.

“Just to give an update, immediately after the incident, siyempre tiningnan muna yung dalawang estudyante na dinala sa clinic to attend to their injuries, and after that, merong mga estudyante pa na naipatawag ‘no, so more or less 10 sila, kasama na po yung dalawang nag-away, at kasama na po sila doon sa nahingan ng mga statements,” Estrada said.

He stressed that bullying is a problem in many schools.

“Many of the cases remain unreported…bullying kasi, yung nature ng mga studyante na binu-bully, yung unlikely to report, unlikely to complain. So, kaya ang laging challenge sa eskwelahan is to promote awareness, encourage them to speak up and of course promote yung positive and friendly environment,” Estrada said.