University of Santo Tomas (UST) information technology student Joanne Lourdes Concepcion Reyes, 20, reportedly was stabbed inside Far Eastern University (FEU) campus in Morayta on Tuesday evening, October 2.
Director Albert Cabasada III of the FEU Admissions and External Relations Office confirmed Reyes was involved in a stabbing incident but didn't confirm yet if the alleged suspects were FEU students.
Joanne Lourdes Concepcio Reyes is presently treated for her injuries at the Chinese General Hospital, according to ABS-CBN. A police report on Tuesday said victim Reyes had just left the university's auditorium when she was blocked by suspects wearing nursing uniforms, according to one of her companions.
Reports said FEU is giving its full cooperation to the police in its investigation of the stabbing incident.
Below is the official statement of FEU:
“Far Eastern University regrets the alleged stabbing incident that occurred on campus last night, October 2, 2012, and is taking the matter very seriously. All the initial facts pertaining to the case were gathered and turned over to the authorities last night."
"FEU is giving its full cooperation in the investigation making all its resources, including on-campus CCTV footages and access to witnesses available to the investigating team of the Philippine National Police.'
"The lead investigation is being undertaken by Captain Antonio Naag, head of the University Belt Area Police Community Precinct of the PNP.'
"The FEU Student Affairs and Security Offices assisted the victim immediately and brought her to the Chinese General Hospital. The personal details of the victim have been provided as well to UST for their information and verification as initial reports indicate that she is a student of that University. The victim has been reported to be in stable condition at present time.'
"The Far Eastern University is taking steps to augment even further overall safety and security in the campus. Student monitoring and counseling are being undertaken, as well.'