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what happened today at amiel alcantara’s shrine

we were very impressed at the actions of bloggers and readers of this blog in their response to the call to place flowers and balloons at amiel’s shrine at the ateneo grade school parking lot. the number of responders exceeded our expectations.  

  • as of last night, at least 5+ responses were seen with fresh flowers placed on amiel’s shrine
  • one left a toy remote control car on the shrine
  • there were posters placed in the area
  • from 6:30 am to 10 am this morning, 33+ cars with various offerings to the shrine were not allowed to enter the ateneo by the security guards
  • there were also flower deliveries not allowed to enter the school
  • the limousine of tony blair was diverted and did not pass in front of amiel’s shrine

doorknob, an author in this blog who asked readers to send flowers to the shrine wishes to thank everyone for their responses and support. we did not expect the responses will be that high given that the call was made only last friday and done only through this blog. getting that high a number to respond with action just goes to show there is a very strong desire to get the school to complete the unfinished business at the ateneo grade school.  it also shows this blog has a core of followers who continue to have high interest on what happened to amiel and what still needs to be done at the ateneo.

together with doorknob,  wawam.wordpress thanks everyone for their support.

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we are posting here comments on this post: 

I was at the Tony Blair lecture this morning, and the flowers placed on the area where the accident happened really caught attention. With a backdrop of a vast empty driveway, the spot adorned with all the beautiful flowers was really striking.

If indeed Tony Blair’s car was diverted in order not to pass the area, I’m sure it’s hard not to notice it as he was whisked away.

Also, the “refreshments area” was placed in the garden of Irwin theatre, and thus, was facing the driveway. It’s hard not to see the shrine and I’m sure people (Ateneans and visitors) saw it. If at all, it made people who saw it talk about the accident again.

There is, supposedly, a multisectoral committee created to study the recommendations of parents as regards the safety concerns of children vis a vis parking-traffic issue – is there an update on this? I’d like to be part of the consultation process, as this committee is supposedly mandated to do.

Grade 3 parent

 

one more comment:

i was at the irwin theater this morning. i am not from ateneo and was in a group of people also were not from the ateneo. we all looked at the shrine for amiel. the flowers caught our attention plus of course the shrine was plain to see. we talked about amiel and the accident. someone in the group i was with told me about this blogsite, that’s why i am here to read what’s in it.

congratulations to all of you – you have achieved your goal of people taking notice and talking about amiel because of the shrine.

comment from a concerned ateneo mom:

This morning, in addition to the remote control car, there was a pair of sunglasses in Amiel’s shrine. It is heartening to know that many still remember, and will not stop until direct action has been taken to address the tragedy.

Can we be updated on the multi-stakeholder committee that was supposed to decide on short/long term plans? Do we have any glimmer of hope that Ateneo officials are actually doing something?

Let us continue to move for radical change and let our presence be felt. The death of one innocent angel that is Amiel is enough!!!

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  1. jennifer oreta
    March 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I was at the Tony Blair lecture this morning, and the flowers placed on the area where the accident happened really caught attention. With a backdrop of a vast empty driveway, the spot adorned with all the beautiful flowers was really striking. If indeed Tony Blair’s car was diverted in order not to pass the area, I’m sure it’s hard not to notice it as he was whisked away. Also, the “refreshments area” was placed in the garden of Irwin theatre, and thus, was facing the driveway. It’s hard not to see the shrine and I’m sure people (Ateneans and visitors) saw it. If at all, it made people who saw it talk about the accident again.
    There is, supposedly, a multisectoral committee created to study the recommendations of parents as regards the safety concerns of children vis a vis parking-traffic issue – is there an update on this? I’d like to be part of the consultation process, as this committee is supposedly mandated to do.

    Grade 3 parent

  2. daniel gutierez
    March 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    i was at the irwin theater this morning. i am not from ateneo and was in a group of people also were not from the ateneo. we all looked at the shrine for amiel. the flowers caught our attention plus of course the shrine was plain to see. we talked about amiel and the accident. someone in the group i was with told me about this blogsite, that’s why i am here to read what’s in it.

    congratulations to all of you – you have achieved your goal of people taking notice and talking about amiel because of the shrine.

  3. Patrick Ferrer
    March 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    A salute to all who supported this move. I am heartened to see that we have not been overtaken by apathy and have not lost the drive to see that wrong is made right.

    This may just be the beginning of the need to come up with initiatives that will press for radical change and will keep the school aware that we are still here hoping and watching that they will do the right thing.

    Kudos to you all!

  4. March 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    i actually got a text from someone i did not know (did not register in my caller ID) about this. i was surprised that someone was making an effort to spread the word.

  5. susan
    March 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    This morning, in addition to the remote control car, there was a pair of sunglasses in Amiel’s shrine. It is heartening to know that many still remember, and will not stop until direct action has been taken to address the tragedy.

    Can we be updated on the multi-stakeholder committee that was supposed to decide on short/long term plans? Do we have any glimmer of hope that Ateneo officials are actually doing something?

    Let us continue to move for radical change and let our presence be felt. The death of one innocent angel that is Amiel is enough!!!

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