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Charges filed against the Tau Gamma Eleven in death of Ariel R. Inofre

 

Excerp from Tempo Newst:

TAGKAWAYAN, Quezon – Police said one of the suspects in the death of a hazing victim surrendered and was charged along with other members of Tau Gamma Fraternity being the implicated in the crime in this town.

Police Inspector Reynaldo Reyes, town police chief, identified the suspect who surrendered as Manuel Munar Jr., a graduating Industrial Technology student of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU), and said to be the Keeper of the Chest of Tau Gamma Fraternity.

Reyes said homicide charges in relation to anti-hazing law were filed at the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Calauag town on Nov. 6 against Manuel Munar Jr, Jodel Beringuela, Eric Tonton Buitizon, Joey Bambe alias Joe Bambe, Aljon Bermillo, and six others identified only in their aliases as USA, Jie, Ismael, Thorio, Kalabaw, and Bhn2khie.

They were tagged in the initiation rites that led to the death of neophyte Ariel R. Inofre, 20, a returning SLSU student, of Barangay San Francisco, this town.

Senior Supt. Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan, Quezon police director, said a text message that Munar Jr. is being considered as a star witness but this has yet to be confirmed.

Dr. Cecilia Gascon, SLSU president, in a phone interview said that the university does not recognized any fraternity organization in the school.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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