Sunday, July 27, 2014

A video tribute to hazing victim John Mark Duggan

Moderator: This site video is loaded with hundreds of photos showing how the loss of a young man like John Mark Duggan has affected his family.

Guillo Servando, 18, Benilde sophomore killed in hazing, but no arrests yet

Moderator: The case of hazing victim Guillo Servando has spawned a tribute page on Facebook demanding justice. However, as of July 27, 2014, there have been no arrests and at least one alleged suspect has been put in a government Witness Protection Program. Could it mean he is agreeing to cooperate with police and that could put him in danger from other fraternity members? Excerpt from the Philippine Star MANILA - No arrests have been made in the death of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde student Guillo Servando during initiation rites of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity last June 28, but the Department of Justice (DOJ) said yesterday it is prioritizing the case. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, chief of the DOJ’s National Prosecution Service, said he expects the special panel of prosecutors to “promptly” conduct the preliminary investigation on the charges of violation of Republic Act 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law filed by Servando’s father, Aurelio, last July 11. “This is a special case, which means it is being prioritized,” he told The STAR.

Crusade Against Violence and Mrs. Gerarda Villa.

The mother of hazing victim Lenny Villa has begun an anti-hazing organization called Crusade Against Violence. Unlike most USA anti hazing groups, Mrs. Gerarda Villa's avowed purpose is to shut down all Filipino fraternities. The latest to die is Guillo Servando. Moderator: I don't know what to think? What is your opinion? At least one suspect in the Filipino fraternity hazing death of Guillo Servando has been placed by the government there in a Witness Protection Program. First time that I can ever find that happening. Could it mean he is agreeing to cooperate with police and that could put him in danger from other fraternity members?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Marc Andre Marcos, San Beda College again

Here is the story link to the Excerpt: MANILA, Philippines—The father of one of the principal suspects in the hazing death of a San Beda College freshman law student is to be included as a respondent in the criminal complaint that the police have filed in the Cavite prosecutor’s office, a police official said Thursday. Senior Supt. John Bulalacao, Cavite police director, said Angelito “Itan” Velus (not Ethan Velus as earlier reported) will be named respondent in the murder case the police filed on Wednesday against his son Gian Angelo Velus, their cooks Soledad Sanda and Marlen Guadayo, and 20 members of the Lex Leonum Fraternitas in connection with the death of Marc Andre Marcos. Marcos, 21, succumbed to multiple organ failure as a result of severe injuries in his “lower and upper extremities,” according to the autopsy report of the Philippine National Police’s Crime Laboratory. “Under the anti-hazing law, the owner of the place where the hazing incident took place is also liable. The law says the owner is liable even if he or she did not know that fraternity initiation rites were held in their property,” Bulalacao said over the phone.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Death of E.J. Karl Intia, University of Makati, Alpha Phi Omega

Excerpt from story

By Tina Santos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:52:00 09/28/2010

THE FAMILY of University of Makati student EJ Karl Intia will request the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct its own probe on the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.
Intia allegedly died from injuries he suffered during initiation rites conducted by members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity last month.
“All I want is justice for my son,” said Oscar Intia, the victim’s father, adding that he is set to meet NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula on Wednesday to seek his help in gathering evidence and in looking for 11 of 16 suspects who remain at large.
Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge Honorio Guanlao recently ordered the release of APO members John Marin, Rico Mansalapus, Michael Pagulayan and Rosel Wenceslao who were detained earlier for lack of probable cause.
The four, along with another suspect who is a minor, earlier surrendered to police and reportedly admitted that they took part in the hazing.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Forward from Visayan Daily Star

The management of West Negros University yesterday assured it will help their student who allegedly became a victim of hazing last week attain justice.
A press statement from Elmer Bolivar, WNU vice president for administration, said the institution is determined to make those responsible for the alleged hazing answerable for the crime they committed.
The victim, whose name the police withheld, was invited by a fellow teenager Thursday last week to meet his friends. The victim agreed, not knowing that it would be an initial meeting with the alleged members of the fraternity called the “Tau Gamma Phi”, Bolivar said. When the victim refused to join the organization, the “master initiator” threatened him, Bolivar added.
Bolivar also said that the suspect is not a member of the University’s football varsity team nor is he a student of WNU...