Benilde Says NO TO FRATERNITIES: This Is Our House

Benilde Says NO TO FRATERNITIES: This Is Our House

Here’s the official statement released yesterday by the Dela Salle College of St Benilde addressed to the Benildean Students on the recent hazing incident which led to the death of 18-yr old college sophomore Guillo Cesar Servando last June 28, 2014.

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Guillo Cesar Servando

 

According to The Rappler, DZMM reported that Servando was found unresponsive inside a unit of One Archer’s Place along Taft Avenue in Manila and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Philippine General Hospital, where he and 3 of his schoolmates were rushed after a supposed hazing ritual.

Reports state  that aside from Servando, 3 other students, who have not been named, are being treated for injuries to the buttocks and back. According to news, the Manila Police District’s Homicide Division said  the students that were trying to join the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity were picked up at a fast food restaurant at the night of the incident, taken to a remote location and then dropped off near the condominium after the hazing ritual.

In this letter, President and Chancellor Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC, called on to Benildean students to say no to fraternities and that the school does not condone any formation of fraternities, and that they (fraternities) are not welcome in St. Benilde.

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News about deaths due to these brutal hazings isn’t new in the Philippines however, it seems that we never really learn and clear laws aren’t still established. In an interview with Velenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian on GMA7, he said that our current Anti-Hazing Law (Republic Act No. 8049) doesn’t really totally ban hazing but only regulates it. Rep.Gatchalian hopes that his proposed new law to outright ban hazing be passed.

Do you think an Anti-Hazing Law which totally bans hazing will truly prevent future fraternity related deaths from happening?

What should universities do to prevent these from happening??

Do you think joining a fraternity is really necessary?

We would love to hear your thoughts!

 

Benilde Says NO TO FRATERNITIES: This Is Our House






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