Adamson: Stabbing incident an isolated case

Posted at 10/14/2012 4:28 PM | Updated as of 10/15/2012 8:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The administration of the Adamson University said the recent stabbing incident that happened within the walls of the campus was an isolated case.

Last Wednesday, Information and Technology student Kevin Roy Castro was stabbed by a group of boys while inside the campus in Manila.

In a statement, University president Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga Jr., C.M. said “news reports may have unfairly created the impression among readers and listeners that the university is unsafe and dangerous.”

Bañaga said that while the incident regrettable, “the school community is generally peaceful and safe, with adequate security measures firmly in place.”

“It is unfortunate, however, that a minority allegedly belonging to rival fraternities can cause trouble to thousands of peace-loving Adamsonians and give the university a bad name it doesn't deserve,” Bañaga said.

According to Bañaga, Castro is now in safe condition as he was immediately given medical attention for the injuries he sustained in his hands.

Bañaga said Castro was also discharged from the hospital in less than 24 hours and the Adamson University shouldered all his medical expenses.

Bañaga said all the suspects in the stabbing incident are already facing administrative charges from the Office of Student Affairs, while one of them is now under the custody of the police.

“The police made their own investigation and were aided by the university by furnishing them a copy of the administrative investigation preliminary report and photocopies of the pictures of the suspects involved. The case is now a police matter,” he said.

“The entire community of Adamson University condemns this violence and would like to assure its students and the public that it will try its best to safeguard their welfare,” Bañaga added.