Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario (Photo from his Facebook acount)
Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario, a former actor and inductee to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame, has strong words for the parents of an Ateneo junior high school student who had been recorded on a viral video punching and kicking his schoolmate.
In a post on his Facebook account, Del Rosario said: “Yes, none of us are perfect — we’ve all made our mistakes and should not judge people loosely. But to the parents of the bully, let’s be very clear here, this is as firm a judgement as you will ever get from me: Your son is a FAILED representation of our beautiful sport.”
“Every aspect of the viral video was hideous, weak and unacceptable,” he added.
In the same Facebook post, Del Rosario explained why he finally issued an official statement on the issue, saying: “I’ve received literally hundreds of texts and calls in the last 24 hours from our colleagues in the press and personal friends asking for a statement on the bullying incident that took place in Ateneo recently.”
“The amount of messages increased exponentially after it was revelaed that the young bully is an alleged taekwondo black belt and gold medalist,” he added.
A schoomate of the taekwondo blackbelter, accompanied by a guardian, had already asked that the incident be blottered at the Anonas Station of the Quezon City Police District.
To end his Facebook post, Del Rosario gave this advice to all parents: “RAISE YOUR CHILDREN BETTER. LET’S ALL RAISE OUR CHILDREN TO BE BETTER. LET’S RAISE OUR SONS — PARTICULARLY THOSE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS — TO BE GOOD MEN.”
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