Aunt says UP stude ‘traumatized’ by ordeal; asks for change in mode of tuition payment

  • An aunt of the UP student who went missing 3 weeks ago says the boy was traumatized by the experience
  • Ian Jasper Calalang returns home on Monday after he was reported missing for 21 days
  • The aunt also hopes UP will consider changing their mode of tuition payment

MANILA, Philippines – A relative of the University of the Philippines (UP) student Ian Jasper Calalang who was finally reunited with his family on Monday after he went missing for three weeks said the teenager was traumatized by the ordeal.

Marissa Calalang, Ian’s aunt, told DZMM in an interview that her nephew is still ‘trembling’ and ‘suffering’ from what could be a post stress traumatic syndrome. However, she refused to divulge details about the boy’s disappearance and assured the parents will soon issue an official statement regarding the incident.

The family, nevertheless, is thankful that the 18-year-old engineering freshman student is lucid although his weight has noticeably dropped.

Ian returned home around 11:00 pm on Monday, February 1; exactly 21 days after he was reported missing by his parents.

The aunt also pleads to the public for privacy and more time for the Calalang family to make sense of the boy’s unexplained disappearance.

Sana bigyan po kami ng enough time ng mga kababayan natin [We hope the public can give us enough time]. Syempre po, we need this space,” she told DZMM. (Click here to read more)


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