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, DasmariÃ±as, 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 â€œI Love Tau Gamma Phiâ€ inscription.
Investigation showed that the hazing happened at 10 a.m. last Thursday at a ricefield in DasmariÃ±as 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 DasmariÃ±as.
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.
Oct 14, 2009
By Abigail Kwok INQUIRER.net Filed Under: hazing, Crime MANILA, Philippinesâ€”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,…