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an ateneo mom on amiel alcantara’s death: THE ADMIN MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. CPRs MUST SPEAK UP!

here is a text that we received:

As CPRs we have a responsibility to voice out and make the admin listen this time re daily traffic and parking problem. We have made it an issue since the beginning of the year but on deaf ears! Now, the death of Amiel Alcantara of 4 Manobo and now the MMDA is in on it. The admin MUST DO SOMETHING already! My sons are so scared na to be alone now. We saw the blood on the the ground as Amiel was taken away to the hospital and the 5 wrecked cars and the footlong hotdog on top of the blood. We saw him buy it before the accident. The mom who took the wheel after asking her driver to fetch her son accidentally hit the gas and crushed Amiel as he was passing by. 4 cars in front of her were wrecked! She fainted after and taken away in a stretcher. I am so emotional because it could have been anyone of us!  Amiel has a gr 7 brother. Please pray for them. Thanks.

  1. February 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    If the driver really ‘accidentally hit the gas’, then the case is closed– homicide.
    But I still distrust authorities who still seem bent on making this stupid accidents happen.
    Condolences to the Alcantara family.

  2. boo
    February 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    women drivers -_-

  3. ken
    February 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    actually, that’s probably homicide through reckless imprudence. it has a much much lower penalty than the crime of homicide, which as it is, is a bailable offense. for someone to be convicted of the crime of homicide, criminal intent has to be present and it must be proven beyond reasonable doubt. that would probably be very difficult in this case. the factual situation still has to be cleared up in a proper trial. all we’re seeing are news reports. but as it appears now, it was clearly an accident.

  4. Mylene Lising
    February 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    My heart goes out to the Alcantara family. As a parent whose child will soon be going to the Ateneo; this horrifying incident has caused me anxiety and a couple of sleepless nights since I heard about it Tuesday evening. But this is nothing compared to what Amiel’s family is going through right now and will be going through for a while–one can’t even begin to imagine the the anguish of his parents and the trauma being experienced by his siblings who witnessed what happened. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Amiel’s parents and siblings.

    As for the woman who was driving the van and who “accidentally hit the gas”– I’m sure she would not have wanted anything like this to happen, either; being a mother herself. But I wonder about why she “accidentally hit the gas”. How does one “accidentally hit the gas”? I once mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal and totally wrecked my car. But that was because I was young, stupid, had not slept and was driving on a deserted road at 6 in the morning. From first hand experience i can say that “accidentally hitting the gas” happens when one is not fully alert or is distracted.

    When one is in a parking lot with kids running around looking for their sundo, shouldn’t it be expected of adults to have the responsibility to be extra aware of the children and be extra cautious with the machines they are driving because of the presence of these children?

    Sure, freak accidents happen. But shouldn’t the probabilities of freak accidents happening be reduced drastically by simply exercising presence of mind?

    Was a mobile phone involved?

  5. Dan
    February 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Sad to hear about this. I myself was a victim of a similar accident when I was in grade 2. Our official school bus was parked beside the school premises. It was a one way street, when me and my classmate crossed the street, looking only at the onward traffic……suddenly a jeepney came out of nowhere and hit us ( came from the opposite direction since the street one way only ), my claasmate was thrown 10 meters and I came rolling under the jeepney. Luckily I was still conscious and shouted at the top of my lungs to stop then when the jeep stopped I blacked out. Next thing I knew I was already in the hospital.

    I never knew what happened to my classmate, I hope he is still alive today.

    The jeepney driver got arrested but was released on bail.

    I’m in my 40’s now and still vaguely remember that accident. Thanks God I’m still alive. Hopefully my classmate is as well.

  6. February 27, 2009 at 8:38 am

    A lot of accidents are still happening right now because of the simple stupidity of both drivers and road authorities.

  7. chiqui
    February 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I just heard the news from GMA 7 last night that the killer Teresa Torres said her breaks was not working. But the police investigator said that they tried it and it was working properly. Ngayon palang nagsisinungaling na siya. Hahanap at hahanap talaga siya ng butas para maabsuelto siya. Dapat lang magtulong tulong lahat ng mga witness pati na ang Ateneo para makamit ng mga Alcantara ang justisya. Dapat na makulong si Mrs. Torres ng panghabangbuhay. Di siya dapat payagan makawala sa kulungan dahil pag ginawa nila iyon ay baka magtago na sa ibang bansa siya at di na niya napanagutan ang kasalanan niya.

  8. February 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Wag sana tayong magalit masyado kay Teresa. Pero dapat niyang harapin ang parusa sa nagawa niya tama ka.

  9. Galleon
    February 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    ang problema kasi ang unang stance ni killer ms. torres is paghuhugas kamay, pagsisinungaling. can u imagine how this must have aggravated the pain of the alcantaras? kung outright apologetic sya, sasabihin nya kung anong nagdistract sa kanya, kung bakit sya nataranta, kung bakit di sya ganun kagaling na driver, baka kahit mga alcantara patatawarin pa sya (with maybe financial liability lang). lalo na na single mom sya ng marami ring mga bata, na schoolmate pa ng mga alcantara kids. hindi kasi type ng mundo ang mga b*tch na kahit nakapatay ay coldhearted saka selfish.

    • angry ateneo mom
      March 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

      I totally agree with Galleon…its been more than a week since the accident but that woman has not admitted any fault. Paano mapapatawad and isang taong di naman marunong humingi ng tawad? Coldhearted, selfish b*itch indeed she is!

  10. Bianx
    February 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    she was probably texting… with that impact… she hit the gas!
    but nobody wants this to happen… i pray for both families… i sure not want Mrs. Torres to go to jail… she also has kids who would need her…

  11. March 4, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Lalo nya lang pinatutunayan na may problema siya sa isip if she doesn’t face the truth.

  12. catnip
    March 12, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I am very worried about Amiel’s yaya as well. How is she? The emotional trauma is surely greater than her physical pain.

    • March 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      on the yaya – the good news she is expected to recover fully from her injuries. there was a nasty rumor early on that they were in danger of being amputated.

      of the times i saw her at the chapel, she would always be quietly in tears.

      • catnip
        March 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm

        Thank God! That’s at least a piece of good news. My heart goes out to her as well.

  13. ateneo alum
    March 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

    nobody wants a child to lose a mother. but they’re not losing her, right? for one thing we don’t know how the court case will run.

    if she’s sentenced to jail, she would still be alive.
    unlike Amiel.

    if she’s not, then…. she would still be alive.

    do you get what i’m saying? she would still be alive.

    our society has rules. it’s scary how acceptable it is to a lot of people to bend the rules when the rules are inconvenient.

    if she’s found guilty of recklessness by a court of law, who are we to say that she shouldn’t serve some form of her sentence? as it is, if that happened, then her best recourse is to throw herself at the mercy of the court. admit guilt, ask for forgiveness.

    how easy it is for you to say that the Alcantaras should forgive when Ms. Torres hasn’t even asked for forgiveness. She asked to be excused from responsibility. That is totally different.

  14. Ceus Agbayani
    May 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    bakit ngaun lang nangyari ang accident na ito sana hndi na lang nangyari malas

  15. senen
    May 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    unfortunately, it looks like ateneo has not learned its lesson and has chosen not to listen to parents who have children at the school. parang walang ginagawa ang ateneo. tsk tsk.

  16. September 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    i am very sad because i heard that ameil was dead
    Hindi naman pwedeng kasuhan lng ng basta basta eh

  17. diane
    September 16, 2009 at 7:50 am

    this has saddened me and my family when we read read about it. friends with children from ateneo say not much has changed at the campus. in fact all of them say things have gotten worse – too much traffic, too few parking slots.

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