Monsour del Rosario stressed the importance of parents’ guidance in their children’s upbringing.
A clip of a student from Ateneo junior high school where he bullied classmate has gone viral this week and this didn’t sit well with Filipino Olympian, politician, and actor Monsour del Rosario.
“Yes, none of us are perfect—we've all made our mistakes and should not judge people loosely. But to the parents of the bully, let's be very clear here, this is as firm a judgement as you will ever get from me: Your son is a failed representation of our beautiful sport [taekwondo]," he said.
Monsour also stressed the importance of proper guidance from parents.
“Every aspect of the viral video was hideous, weak and unacceptable. Raise your children better. Let's all raise our children to be better. Let's raise our sons—particularly those in the martial arts—to be good men,” he added.
Monsour is a professional taekwondo athlete and has competed in the 1998 Seoul Olympics, the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games, the World Taekwondo Championships and the Asian Taekwondo Championships.