HEARTLESS...just HEARTLESS part 2

@Theresaaiza (10410)
Australia
March 12, 2009 12:22am CST
Guys, I apologize if I haven't answered your posts on my pre-quel to this discussion. I have been so busy lately with a teaching job. I promise to go back to you when I'm vacant. I wasn't able to add one important detail. And this is so disheartening, and frustrating, and annoying! The kid who escaped ran straight to her classroom and reported what she saw to her teacher. Instead of doing something or reporting it to the authorities so that there would have been a chance to still catch up with the guys in the van, the teacher only told the kid to sit down. The teacher said, "Next time just be careful." And that's it! He/She didn't do anything. She was like dealing with a simple case of a lost slipper! The kidnapped girls in the van could still have been saved! Very annoying! I was just so annoyed with how they were so dumb and irresponsible. What puzzles me though is that up to now, no parents have claimed that their children are missing.
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@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
12 Mar 09
weird, unless this child is known to make up stuff, then it might be a case of the the "boy who cried wolf" and maybe she's making this up too...
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@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
I just remembered. Sorry I missed to write this detail. There were 2 of them. There was another kid who accompanied her. Both of them were almost seized by the guy with a bonnet, but both of them escaped. The main 'kid' even had bruises after tripping over a water pipe while she was trying to run. Both of them reported to their teacher but nothing was done.
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@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
14 Mar 09
That is strange.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
wow! I've never heard this theresa. The only news i heard was the lil kid in Laguna hmmm... You say no parents reported for any missing kids and the teacher didn't even paid attention to the 2 kids who had tried asking for the teacher's help hmmm... something really fishy is going on there...
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@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
It might have caused some panic in the classroom if she acted in an alarming manner. Kids are sensitive to that. Who knows she might have reported the incident to her superior few minutes after the child came into the classroom. Sometimes shocking things like that makes you immobile especially when the responsibility is being passed to you. Sometimes you just don't know where to start so i really can't blame the teacher. She too might have been too nervous when the kid broke the news to her.
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@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
But ignoring it just like that? I think it's instinctive for us humans to do something about an alarming situation, which the teacher (he or she) apparently didn't have that. Don't get me wrong, I am not judging. We never heard the teacher's side so there's no way of telling why he/she didn't do anything. Could it have been that the kid was popular for making things up? Or likeyou said, perhaps the teacher was too dumbfounded to do anything. But the teacher should have realized by now what a stupid thing it was not to do anything. Why she never imagined the worst. What if the kid DID say the truth? Rule of thumb!
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@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Rule of thumb like this? ? Lol! I don't know the kid but if he really is a prankster, then lesson learned for him. The hard way. Don't you think the kid didn't alert the guard before the teacher? Isn't it instinctive too to be alerting the nearest responsible person near you?
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@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
Hey, your smiley worked! :-D Modstar, public schools here don't have security guards. Except for some, that is. But the fact that the kid went straight to the teacher only means there was no other person was around. I also forgot. There were two kids who escaped. Not just one. Buut because the main 'kid' was the daughter of the barangay captain, she was the one asked by the police. I totally forgot about the other kid.
@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
12 Mar 09
I have nothing to add except that something IMO has to be investgated. Someone appears to be more aware of something going on than they are saying
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@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
I don't wanna think about it. It's very depressing, and scary too. The world doesn't seem safe anymore.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
12 Mar 09
there are alot of folks that shouldn't ever be parents or teachers.
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@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
it was really frustrating.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
most of my professional life had been as a teacher also. most of those years i spent teaching elementary kids. however, the school where i used to teach makes sure that there is only a maximum of 35 students per class and made sure teachers were not overloaded (so that everything that a teacher should be and should do is seen through). however, this is no excuse for the lack of interest of your mentioned teacher to what the child is probably saying. if a little attention was given then probably the girls could have been saved. it's totally hearltess that no parents had yet reported that their kid/s are missing. probably another case of too much to do and too many offsprings to handle to even notice. but you know what is sickening? it's going to be election time again in our country and kidnappings is nothing new. makes you sick to the core. that's why i don't vote. anyway, with prayers, all would be okay. criminals may get away with their actions here on earth but if fate does not catch up to them or to the things or even people they hold dear, the afterlife will.
@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
Hi, Ritchelle, it's nice to hear from a teacher. I have been through school and so far, I found them all responsible. About the parents, the Police thinks the 2 girls already in the van either come from another place like Cebu (this happened in Bohol), or other neighboring provinces, OR they were deliberately sold to the men in the van. Now that's double heartlessness. YOur theory may have been right too. I really hope those guys will pay for what they've done soon.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Amen to that Ritchelle... hmpz! since election is about to descend upon us, politicians are going to use these incidents to make them look delish for the public to vote for them... I just hope the missing kids will be found and so are those heartless men...
@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
16 Mar 09
Whoa...wait....are you guys saying that politicians may be behind this? Sorry if I didn't pick up the point right away. I was thinking about it in another way.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
14 Mar 09
huh?where is that happened?in tagbilaran? i even heared that they even kidnap the kid and the kidnappers ask a 5 thausand peso ransom.
@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
19 Mar 09
5 Thousand?? Just for that amount? When the penalty for kidnapping is way way higher than that! That's just stupidity. I would kidnap someone for a million pesos and not 5 thousand!
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
19 Mar 09
yes i heared and read somewhere in manila just to get an easy money.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Hey Theresaaiza! That is totally insane! How could no parents report their kids missing? And then how would they know that these girls and their kidnappers where the ones that were killing children for body parts? This story doesn't make any sense! If the authorities know this then why aren't they doing something to locate this van and those children? I don't get it?
@Theresaaiza (10410)
• Australia
16 Mar 09
How could no parents report their kids missing? That puzzles me too. But according to the radio announcer. The children may not be from here. Second, they must have sold the kids to the crooks. The authorities are actually doing all they can to locate the van. But the van was just nowhere! Anyway, I still had to update myself what has become of the investigation. I know opal, it's strange. I can't glue the pieces together too.