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,…

Hazing problems continue in Phillipines

Hazing suspects charged

Three fraternity members were arrested following an initiation rites very recently at Brgy. Jaguimitan, Passi City.

Collared were Julio Layson, 21, Emi Pacardo, 21, and John Rey Falcis, 22, all of Brgy. Man-it, Passi City.
The suspects are alleged members of Tau Gama Fraternity.
They were allegedly conducting initiation rites at their neophytes when members of Passi City Police Station arrested them.
The neophytes were disclosed as Red June Palic, 20, and Garette Dyson Palomo, 18, both of Saligumba St., Passi City.
Three minors were also part of the initiation rites. The teenagers, aged 14, 15, and 17 years old, are all residents of Brgy. Man-it, Passi City.
Police recovered from the crime scene a short bond paper bearing the password and Tau Gama Fraternity’s brotherhood sign, candle, lighter, handkerchief, and a motorcycle with plate number PN2376.
The three suspects are presently detained at the lock-up cell of Passi City Police Station pending the filing of charges against them for violation of Republic Act No. 8049 (An Act Regulating Hazing and Other Forms Of Initiation Rites In Fraternities, Sororities, And Organizations And Providing Penalties Therefore.)