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Philippines may have seen another hazing death: details unconfirmed, however

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A student succumbed to injuries suffered in a fraternity hazing in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija province Sunday night, dzRH radio reported Monday.

The report cited sketchy initial information identifying the victim as Mark Rodriguez, a “candidate” for membership in the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

It said the incident took place in Catalanacan village, supposedly near the campus of the Central Luzon State University at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Initial reports indicated Rodriguez’s legs and thighs had turned purple because of paddle blows.

Rodriguez’s body was brought to the St. James Funeral Homes in San Jose City for autopsy.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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