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...

Alpha Phi Omega announces hazing ban

HE Alpha Phi Omega (APO) International Philippines will now be adopting a no-hazing policy in the recruitment of new members.
Magleo V. Adriano, national APO president, said they have already pledged to campaign for a national resolution in 2007 supporting Republic Act 8049, or the Anti-Hazing Policy.
"Death cases due to hazing during initiation rites before the resolution was adopted have soared high," Adriano said during a press conference at Limketkai Center Thursday.
He, however, did not specify the number of deaths due to hazing, claiming there were no official tracking of the victims.
Adriano added that hazing victims and the "hazers" would definitely not admit the wrongdoing while doctors may not recognize their case as hazing.
"There is no difference between hazing and non-hazing practice to check the commitment and loyalty of our new members. It is not through hazing that we contemplate to the upcoming new members. They will undergo a series of programs to determine their dedication," Adriano said.
He admitted though that as of the moment, only 40 percent of their chapters have adopted the no-hazing policy.
Since Thursday, around 2,000 members of APO in the Philippines gathered in Cagayan de Oro for their 26th National Biennial convention dubbed "One vision in the second decade of the third millennium."
"Here in Mindanao, most of the chapters apply minimal hazing but that can be changed since during this year's four-day convention, we will discuss and strictly implement a no-hazing policy to all our chapters," Adriano said.
The constitution and by-laws of APO mandates to conduct a biennial general assembly to tackle legislative and constitutional issues on hand, and the convening of the Electoral College to elect new officials to govern the APO organization.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Glacy Monique Dimaranan slain in hazing with adviser present--Second death in month for Royal Scout Brotherhood

Teen shot dead in hazing rites; 6 nabbed

By Maricar Cinco
Inquirer Southern Luzon
First Posted 17:42:00 11/15/2009

Filed Under: hazing, Crime, shooting
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A 15-year-old girl, believed to be a confraternity neophyte, was accidentally shot to death during the initiation rites in Biñan, Laguna Saturday evening, the police said Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Manolito Labador, Laguna police director identified the victim as Glacy Monique Dimaranan who died of a single gunshot wound in the head.
Labador said Dimaranan was undergoing a psychological test as part of the initiation rites of the Scout Royal Brotherhood (SRB) when a member, identified as Edwin Salandanan, accidentally pulled the trigger of the gun that he was pointing at the victim.
He said Wency Marfil, 15, another neophyte, reported the shooting to the police at around 6:30 p.m.
Police arrested five members of the confraternity, four of them minors and one elder member identified as Richard John Layacan, 28, and the fraternity's adviser Erwin del Rosario, 33, in an apartment in Barangay San Vicente where the rites were held.
Recovered was a slug of a 9mm pistol and documents allegedly used in the group's rites.
Salandanan and another member were able to escape and remain at large.
In a follow-up operation Sunday morning, police raided three suspected safe houses of the confraternity, also in Biñan, and recovered four woodenpaddles that bore SRB's seal, a .22 rifle, assorted ammunitions and illegal drug paraphernalia.
Labador said the police were coordinating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development regarding the arrested minors.
In October, the fraternity's chapter in Cavite province was also held responsible for the death of 21-year-old neophyte Elvis Sinalia.

Deaths of John Daniel L. Samparada, 18, and Elvis Sinalia

Here is the story link.
A teenage university student died after he underwent hazing in Cavite, the police provincial office (PPO) said Saturday.
It was the second time this month that a fraternity recruit had died in the province due to the violent initiation practice, police records show.
A PPO report identified the victim as John Daniel L. Samparada, 18, a student of Lyceum of the Philippines in General Trias, Cavite, and a resident of Velmont Hills, Pasong Kawayan II also in General Trias town.
Samparada, who suffered severe leg beatings, succumbed at the Estrella Hospital in Silang town were he was brought by his three comrades after the hazing that was conducted at Dasmarinas town.
The victim was a recruit of Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.
Police arrested two of the three fraternity members at the hospital. The third member eluded arrest.Arrested were Carlo Paulo I.
Bartolome, 21, a second-year Hotel and Restaurant Management student of Lyceum-Gen. Trias and a resident of Block 9, Lot 28, Villa Luisa Subdivision, Barangay San Agustin I, Dasmariñas, Cavite, and Joel A. Bandalan, 18, first year HRM student of International School in Bacoor, Cavite, of Block 19, Lot 27, Phase 1, Solar Homes Subd, also in Barangay San Agustin I.
Seized from Bartolome and Bandalan were notepad sheets with “I Love Tau Gamma Phi” inscription.
Investigation showed that the hazing happened at 10 a.m. last Thursday at a ricefield in Dasmariñas town.
Senior members of the fraternity allegedly hit Samparada on the legs with a paddle during the initiation rites in the area they called Bukid.
Samparada complained of breathing difficulty and pains as he, Bartolome, and Bandalan were walking in an area called Liblib in Silang town where they attended the fraternity meeting after the hazing in Dasmariñas.
The trio was on their way to attend the fraternity outing at Villaluz Resort, also in Silang, when the two members decided to bring Samparada to the hospital.
Inspector Rolando Mapile, Silang police investigation chief, said they are looking for 11 other members of the fraternity who were involved in the hazing. He withheld the identities of the members pending their arrest.
Story 2 Link:
Oct 14, 2009
By Abigail Kwok Filed Under: hazing, Crime MANILA, Philippines—Police are hunting down six men after a 21-year fraternity neophyte died in Cavite province last Monday, allegedly due to hazing, the provincial police chief said on Wednesday. In his report, Senior Superintendent Alfred Corpuz said police were looking for the remaining suspects after they arrested eight for the death of Elvis Sinalia last Monday night in Poblacion 2,…