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More charges in San Beda hazing death

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Moderator:  What is also newsworthy is a discussion on the pros and cons of offering immunity to hazers who take steps to save a hazing victim’s life.  In this case, the rescue was too late. Should hazers be granted exemption from prosecution in such cases if they occur in the United States?  Join the debate.  It’s worth discussing in my opinion. –Hank Nuwer


According to Cavite police director Senior Superintendent John Bulalacao, to be included in the amended complaint are San Beda law students Marvin Reyes, Mohammad Fyzee Alim and Cornelio Marcelo, all members of the Lex Leonum Fraternitas and allegedly involved in the hazing incident.


Also to be charged are Angelito ‘Itan’ Veluz and his wife, Violeta, the owners of the farm in Dasmariñas City where the hazing took place and the parents of one of the identified suspects, Gian Angelo, Bulalacao said.


The police had earlier filed charges of violation of the Anti-Hazing Law against Gian Angelo Veluz and the two farm cooks, Soledad Sanda and Marlyn Guadayo.


A security guard at the De La Salle University Medical Center identified them as being among those who rushed Marcos to the hospital.

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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