Hazing News

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

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. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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