ROTC commander accused of killing cadet with a pipe, to face charges

ROTC commander accused of killing cadet with a pipe, to face charges

  • An ROTC commander got nabbed by the police after being accused of killing fellow student with a pipe
  • Willy Amihoy, 23, was found dead inside the comfort room of ISCOF boys’ dormitory Monday noon
  • Suspect Decilao killed Amihoy for allegedly bullying him by spreading rumors of stealing a wallet

A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) corps commander has been detained at the Dumangas police to face charges over the death of a fellow student, after the latter spread rumors about him.

The suspect was identified as Elmer Decilao, 22, a graduating student pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Education degree.

The victim, Willy Amihoy, 23, a freshman pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, was found dead inside the comfort room of the boys’ dormitory of Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) – Dumangas Campus yesterday noon.

According to Police Maj. John Suegay, Amihoy allegedly bullied Decilao by accusing him of stealing a wallet. This greatly peeved the suspect until he killed the victim by hitting him on the head with a pipe.

School security guard Rex Damian received a report about an altercation inside the boy’s dormitory in the campus. When he went there to investigate, he found drops of blood on the kitchen floor. The bloodstains led him inside the toilet where the victim was slumped face down on the floor.

Decilao tried to flee by jumping over the fence but he was later arrested. He will face murder charges according to the police.

The school administration has yet to issue a statement on the incident whereas Akbayan Youth called on campus authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.

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Parents of bullied Ateneo student break their silence; Netizens react

Parents of bullied Ateneo student break their silence; Netizens react

  • Victim of Ateneo bullying’s parents released a statement about the viral controversy.
  • They chose not to publicize their son’s name and encouraged other victims of bullying to stand up for themselves.

Parents of the bullied Ateneo de Manila University Junior High School student broke their silence about the incident that their son became involved in.

The parents stated that their son “chose his true sense of dignity” and “is not a loser” to be pitied. They have also left their son’s name undisclosed to avoid being memoralized as the “bullied boy from Ateneo.”

“Our son was asked by the bully to make a choice. From the bully’s own words, ‘Ano ang gusto mo, dignidad o bugbog?’ – but in the bully’s definition, choosing ‘dignidad’ was a far more degrading option, one that would subject our son to inhumane treatment and abuse.”

They also expressed that they felt outraged upon seeng the two-minute viral video, but chose to remain silent over the issue to protect their son and help him heal.

“He did not do anything to deserve this kind of treatment from his classmates. But, despite what happened, we will not let this incident damage our son – he will heal from this, and we will ensure that he will grow up with his morality and values intact.”

The parents have extended their gratitude to those who helped their son and encouraged other bullying victims to speak up.

“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.

“Let every bully know that there is justice, and that crimes against the innocent will not prosper. Let every bully know that there is a God who favors the humble and the weak.”

Netizens react

The statement didn’t sit well specially on netizens who are following the issue. Some understood the parents while some others questioned how they raised their son.

https://twitter.com/ejasignacion/status/1078111098316996608

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