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Sadly, another Filipino hazing death reported

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A college student died following fraternity initiation rites in a village in this city, according to police official.

Police Superintendent Haywien Salvado, Police Station 7 chief, identified the victim as Anthony Javier, 18, a resident of Atis Drive, Barangay Baliwasan and a student of Computer Science at the state-run Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).

Salvado said seven of the fraternity members of the Tau Gamma Phi WMSU-chapter involved in the hazing were arrested and detained at the police station.

Police investigation disclosed that the hazing was done at the Abong-Abong Park in Upper Pasonanca about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident was only discovered when the victim was brought to the private hospital for treatment.

The victim, however, succumbed to death due to the multiple contusions in the different parts of his body.


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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