A video circulating online shows a young man being attacked by several others. The victim is said to be Diego Montes, the older brother of Joaquin Montes, who is currently under fire due to bullying incidents in Ateneo de Manila University.
The incident reportedly took place on Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines near Ateneo de Manila University. The attackers are said to be from the same school.
Joaquin is currently in junior high school while Diego is in senior high school. On July 1, 2017, the latter took home a gold medal for the -63 kg welterweight category in the Quezon City New Face Taekwondo championship held at Fisher Mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, according to the Ateneo de Manila University website.
According to the school’s website, Joaquin won a gold medal in sparring during the Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) Championships on November 30, 2016. He is said to be a black belt in taekwondo.
On December 20, 2018, the Philippines was shocked by the videos circulating online showing Joaquin physically and verbally abusing his fellow students at the Ateneo de Manila University. The university has released a statement condemning the incident while asking the netizens to stop spreading the videos.
Following the controversy, several netizens are claiming that Diego is a bully, too. He was rumored to be a former student of San Beda College but was expelled after bullying other students.
Many Filipino celebrities and politicians took to social media to share their opinions on the issue. One of them was Senator Sonny Angara.
Meanwhile, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not the victim in the viral video is really Diego. Watch it here: