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Tears as hit film 'Better Days' shines rare light on China's school bullying problem

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Tackling a 'nationwide problem which has existed for years,' the film is about a teenage girl who teams up with a school drop-out to protect her from bullies

Catanduanes student suffers head injuries after being mauled by bullies

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Grade 9 student sustains a cracked skull and a blood clot after absorbing blows from school bullies

HOAX: CHR 'offers help' to Ateneo bully

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist

Screenshot of a claim in philnewstoday.com about a statement by a supposed Commission on Human Rights spokesperson on the Ateneo bullying incident

Bullied Atenean 'chose true sense of dignity' – parents

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'Let every bully know that you may crush every single bone in his body, but you can never, no matter how frustrating you try, take away his dignity'

TRUE DIGNITY. The bullied Ateneo student in a viral video showed true dignity by not fighting back, says the boy's parents. Screenshot from viral video

HOAX: Ateneo to ‘delete all videos of bullying incident’

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The school has not publicized any plans to delete the videos of their former student bullying others

PH taekwondo association imposes indefinite ban on Ateneo bully

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:26 AM

The Ateneo bully will no longer be able to join Philippine Taekwondo Association-sanctioned events unless he completes a rehabilitation program

Ateneo student's dismissal just first step vs bullying, says DepEd

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:25 PM

(UPDATED) Bullying is 'a problem of society itself,' notes Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Ateneo bully's alleged address? It belongs to pastor's family

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:40 PM

As the bullying controversy blows up on social media, so do speculations and false information

[OPINION] A Grade 9 dad on the Ateneo bully – and bullying

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:18 PM

It may be worth considering that while our society pays much attention to sex education, not much attention is given to teaching kids how to deal with violence, both in its physical and psychological forms

Ateneo dismisses student caught bullying

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Ateneo president Father Jett Villarin also asks the public not to be part of the cycle of bullying: 'We can begin by refusing to add fuel to the fire and helping our children and one another heal'

What you can do if your child is being bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The recent incidents of bullying that sparked outrage online raised this important question: What should you do if your child is being bullied?

Xian Lim to bullying victims: 'Speak up, we are here for you'

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The actor talks about his own experiences of being physically and verbally abused by bullies in middle school

NO TO BULLYING. Xian Lim opens up about his experiences of being bullied as a kid. Screenshot from Instagram.com/xianlimm

When taekwondo becomes a bully’s weapon of choice

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

I turned to taekwondo to help me cope with bullying in high school. Now, it’s a high school boy’s tool of intimidation.

What I wish happened when I got bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 10:03 AM

'Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant'

Ateneo bully 1 year short of criminal liability – police

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Police say the boy caught on video bullying his fellow students cannot be sued for physical assault as he is only 14 years old

BATHROOM ASSAULT. An Ateneo junior high school students attacks his schoolmate inside one of their school's bathrooms.

Monsour del Rosario: Ateneo bully a 'failed representation' of Taekwondo

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:03 PM

'Let's all raise our children to be better,' says the Philippine taekwondo Olympian and congressman

'DISGRACE'. Decorated Filipino Taekwondo jin Monsour del Rosario blames the parents of the Ateneo bully for their son's disgrace to the sport. Photo from Monsour del Rosario's Facebook page

Atenean Risa Hontiveros: Discipline bully, help heal victim

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:02 PM

'The school is a child's second home. And no home should ever tolerate violence within its walls,' says the senator

NO TO BULLYING. Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the Ateneo junior high school to ensure safety for all its students. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang ‘bothered’ by Ateneo bullying incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:36 PM

'The school should investigate the incidents and do something about it. You cannot be allowing bullying inside classroom and school,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Amid calls for sobriety, Locsin says beat the Ateneo bully

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The bully 'should be beaten senseless,' says the Philippines' top diplomat Teodoro Locsin Jr, even as senators call for a prudent response

BULLYING. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the abuser in the Ateneo bullying incidents 'should be beaten senseless.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangilinan, Binay, De Lima appeal to public: Don't bully the bully

Dec 21, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) Some senators, however, blame the parents while others want Senator Manny Pacquiao to bring sense to the minor

HOAX: Hontiveros says Ateneo student was ‘practicing taekwondo, not bullying’

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Sentaor Risa Hontiveros has called out the claims as incorrect

#NeverTolerateBullying: Netizens demand swift action from Ateneo

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:09 PM

How do you think should the academic institution address this bullying incident?

DepEd reminds schools of anti-bullying policies after Ateneo Junior HS incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Public and private schools are reminded to implement 'comprehensive, multifaceted' bullying prevention programs

PH Taekwondo probes Ateneo Junior High School bullying incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Netizens show that the Ateneo bully had several incidents of using Taekwondo moves to assault others

Ateneo Junior High School probes bullying caught on video

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) While investigating, the Ateneo de Manila Junior High School urges the public to 'help in putting a stop to the indiscriminate spreading of the video'

These Filipino high school kids are out to end bullying

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:58 PM

These iAcademy students won in the 'Peace' category of #HackSociety 2018

#HackSociety pitching on October 30, 2018.

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keaton Jones tearfully talks about being bullied at school in a video that has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes

BULLIED. Keaton Jones' mother posted his video on Facebook. Screengrab on Keaton Jones video.

#PugadBaboy: Bullies in school

Apr 09, 2016 - 5:00 AM

The road to a bully-free Philippines

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:00 AM

It s time we start to question the horrible outcomes of bullying