Hazing News

Another hazing death tied to Tau Gamma Phi, second of year

Excerpt: from the Philippine Star


MANILA, Philippines – Police investigators have identified four suspects in the death of a former student of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) after hazing rites in Tagkawayan, Quezon last month.

According to an ABS-CBN news report, the victim, Ariel Enopre, 24, was able to tell his parents that he underwent hazing in Barangay Mapulot in Tagkawayan last Oct. 17.

Senior Inspector Reynaldo Reyes, chief of Tagkawayan Police, withheld the names of the four suspects pending the filing of charges against them.

The alleged hazing rites, supposedly conducted by the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, were held on Oct. 17 but the victim kept it secret from his parents.

His parents later learned about the hazing.

Police said at least 11 people were involved in the fatal initiation rites.

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Enopre, a former Information Technology student in SLSU, stopped studying this semester.


By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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