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Death of E.J. Karl Intia, University of Makati, Alpha Phi Omega

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By Tina Santos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:52:00 09/28/2010

THE FAMILY of University of Makati student EJ Karl Intia will request the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct its own probe on the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.

Intia allegedly died from injuries he suffered during initiation rites conducted by members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity last month.

“All I want is justice for my son,” said Oscar Intia, the victim’s father, adding that he is set to meet NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula on Wednesday to seek his help in gathering evidence and in looking for 11 of 16 suspects who remain at large.

Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge Honorio Guanlao recently ordered the release of APO members John Marin, Rico Mansalapus, Michael Pagulayan and Rosel Wenceslao who were detained earlier for lack of probable cause.

The four, along with another suspect who is a minor, earlier surrendered to police and reportedly admitted that they took part in the hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska 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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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