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Fraternity blamed in hazing death said to be Lambda Rho Beta fraternity, San Beda College of Law

Link to Marvin Reglos death

 

Except:  Justice Secretary Leila de Lima an alumna of the San Beda College of Law herself, told Reglos’ family she made initial inquiries about the victim, and it turned out that Reglos was a neophyte in a fraternity allied with the Justice chief’s very own sorority.

De Lima said she disclosed this information to the Reglos family.

“Based on my initial inquiry kanina, it shows that the victim was a neophyte of the Lambda Rho Beta fraternity, the ally fraternity of the sorority that I’m a part of which is the Lambda Rho Sigma sorority… If it’s true that he died of hazing then ang involved fraternity dyan is the Lambda Rho Beta so I told the sister of the victim in the interest of full disclosure… wala namang problema sa kanila,” she said.

De Lima said she is all the more determined to get to the bottom of the incident given the possibility that an ally fraternity may be involved in the alleged crime.

“It’s very alarming on my part na malaman na ang involved na fraternity is the fraternity na allied sa sorority ko but the more that I would want to really know the truth involved. We have an Anti-hazing Act, it’s a criminal act….,” De Lima said.

She added that there is a need to review the anti-hazing law in order to exact “command responsibilty” of fraternity leaders who allow or who,  themselves, initiate hazing.

The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Villa’s case, finding 5 fraternity men of the Aquila Legis fraternity responsible for Villa’s death in initiation rites in February 1991. News on the High Court decision came out on Monday.

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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