Hazing News

Two dead in two hazing incidents in Philippines

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A teenage university student died after he underwent hazing in Cavite, the police provincial office (PPO) said Saturday.

It was the second time this month that a fraternity recruit had died in the province due to the violent initiation practice, police records show.
A PPO report identified the victim as John Daniel L. Samparada, 18, a student of Lyceum of the Philippines in General Trias, Cavite, and a resident of Velmont Hills, Pasong Kawayan II also in General Trias town.

Samparada, who suffered severe leg beatings, succumbed at the Estrella Hospital in Silang town were he was brought by his three comrades after the hazing that was conducted at Dasmarinas town.
The victim was a recruit of Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

Police arrested two of the three fraternity members at the hospital. The third member eluded arrest.Arrested were Carlo Paulo I.

Bartolome, 21, a second-year Hotel and Restaurant Management student of Lyceum-Gen. Trias and a resident of Block 9, Lot 28, Villa Luisa Subdivision, Barangay San Agustin I, Dasmariñas, Cavite, and Joel A. Bandalan, 18, first year HRM student of International School in Bacoor, Cavite, of Block 19, Lot 27, Phase 1, Solar Homes Subd, also in Barangay San Agustin I.

Seized from Bartolome and Bandalan were notepad sheets with “I Love Tau Gamma Phi” inscription.

Investigation showed that the hazing happened at 10 a.m. last Thursday at a ricefield in Dasmariñas town.

Senior members of the fraternity allegedly hit Samparada on the legs with a paddle during the initiation rites in the area they called Bukid.
Samparada complained of breathing difficulty and pains as he, Bartolome, and Bandalan were walking in an area called Liblib in Silang town where they attended the fraternity meeting after the hazing in Dasmariñas.

The trio was on their way to attend the fraternity outing at Villaluz Resort, also in Silang, when the two members decided to bring Samparada to the hospital.

Inspector Rolando Mapile, Silang police investigation chief, said they are looking for 11 other members of the fraternity who were involved in the hazing. He withheld the identities of the members pending their arrest.

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Oct 14, 2009

By Abigail Kwok Filed Under: hazing, Crime MANILA, Philippines—Police are hunting down six men after a 21-year fraternity neophyte died in Cavite province last Monday, allegedly due to hazing, the provincial police chief said on Wednesday. In his report, Senior Superintendent Alfred Corpuz said police were looking for the remaining suspects after they arrested eight for the death of Elvis Sinalia last Monday night in Poblacion 2,…

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. 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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