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Senator’s grandson beaten up by frat members

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by Charina Clarisse Echaluce

The 18-year-old grandson of Senator Kiko Pangilinan was beaten up by fraternity members inside the Adamson University.

Robert Pangilinan, a third year Hotel Management student at Adamson, went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and recounted how members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity allegedly beat him up while other students watched last August 7. He said he was just able to run away.

VICTIM OF BULLYING — Shown here is Robert Pangilinan (left) beside Sen. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan. (Courtesy of Robbie Pangilinan | Manila Bulletin)

VICTIM OF BULLYING — Shown here is Robert Pangilinan (left) beside Sen. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan. (Courtesy of Robbie Pangilinan | Manila Bulletin)

Robert told the NBI that the frat members have been harassing him since last year.

“They always bullied him, binabatukan ng mga members every time they see him. He was recruited by the fraternity with the promise that they will never hurt him. He joined the frat but the group did not stop,” said Robert’s mother, Marissa.

One of Robert’s teachers said he is a “good student with high grades and was very jolly, until the frat began bullying him.”

“Wala naman kami magagawa dito sa school, at malimit nangyayari pag-bully ng mga Tau Gamma dito. Better magpahinga muna at lipat na lang siya ng school. We also fear for his life (We cannot do anything about it and Tau Gamma members have always been involved in bullying incidents in this school. It would be better if he take a break and just transfer to another school. We also fear for his life),” said the teacher.

The family tried to contact the college dean but got no response from the school administration.

NBI INVESTIGATION

The family said cases of grave threat and serious physical injury will be filed against 15 members of the fraternity.

NBI Bureau Head Agent Palmer Mallari gave the assurance of investigating the matter immediately.

“We beg the Adamson community to help us on this case, our son is not the only one who is bullied and tinatakot ng mga frat na yan. There is no brotherhood and camaraderie,” said Marissa.

Senator Pangilinan confirmed to the Manila Bulletin that the victim is his grandson by way of his half cousin.

“Half cousin ko tatay ni Robbie. ‘Yong tatay anak ng half brother ng father ko,” he said in a text message.

The Manila Bulletin tried to get the side of the Tau Gamma from Adamson but got not response, as of press time.

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  • tiktik

    instant karma…
    no crime done..
    due to all of them are below 18..
    yahaha…

    • curatolo

      hahahahahahaha. tinamaan sya ng batas na ginawa nya hahahahahahaha

    • rompe kandado

      ha?!!! bagsak ka na sa reading comprehension, asa sa balita ang below 18?

  • Janin1925

    “He joined the frat but the group did not stop”~ if he’s already a “brother” why did he still get bullied? Is this how TGP treat their own these days?

    • mark_tarugs

      lets just hear first their side and stay neutral we cant just believe in just what he said it would be agreeing to it immediately … what about hearing the other side first then get to investigate thoroughly … all have certain reasons why it has come to that … coz were nbot even eventually studying in adamsom at present time during the harrassment … even thou he’s KIKO’s grandson still a fair investigation should be uphold … peace

      • Janin1925

        “Wala naman kami magagawa dito sa school, at malimit nangyayari
        pag-bully ng mga Tau Gamma dito. Better magpahinga muna at lipat na lang
        siya ng school. We also fear for his life”~ There’s a teacher corroborating said incident/s. So we can see it’s not biased by a mother’s comment. No matter the reason, no student organization has any business laying hands on a fellow student, and apparently a fellow member. As for the harassment? It’s really quite obvious who’s harassing whom. I have to agree with Mr. Bateo, it certainly looks like a major case of self-sabotage on the part of “non-responsive” frat.

      • Jopay C David

        mali pa rin na sa loob ng campus mambugbog or magbugbugan..

    • gilgamesh
  • Martin Delorino Bateo

    This is why joining frats can cause a massive damage to your life. But, if I were that guy, I would rather beat up those guys than bully me each and every damn day that will pass by. What a shame on those guys. They’re just ruining the sake and the name of their fraternity.

  • Diegodin2

    Bakit kung ang estudyante o biktima ng fratirnity bullying isang mahirap (f'”ck POOR) at hindi o walang ama / tiyo na SENADOR hindi nababalita///////////////???????????????!!!!!!!!!!! pesteng yawaaaa dong!!!

    • curatolo

      Kung naging mahirap ang biktima, malamang hindi natin mababalitaan yan.

  • curatolo

    Akala kasi porke apo ni Kiko untouchable na sa mga Frat. Mas masama pa nga na naging apo ka ni kiko, kasi madaming galit dyan.

    • Oliver M Pabilona

      isa ka din eh hahaha kinorek mo yung comment sa taas tapos mali din pala pagkakaintind i mo haha, nirecruit sya ng frat para tigilan sya sa pambubully sa kanya then hindi pa din sila tumitigil.

  • meenymineymo

    I think grandnephew ang correct term not grandson.

  • Mike_Realism

    Hindi makatotohanan… kasi hindi naman daw namatay……

  • gilgamesh

    The Real Story of this Article.
    Kindly read and analyze the situation https://www.facebook.com/arjhay.bryle/posts/1859275824087478