Hazing News

Two recent hazing deaths at same school: Philippines–Marvin Reglos and Marc Andre Marcos

Two deaths at same school.


During Wednesday’s Senate hearing on deadly hazing incidents in the country, San Beda rector-president Rev. Father Aloysius Ma. Maranan recommended the following:

–  totally ban any form of hazing
–  include a provision [in the law requiring] a mandatory registration of fraternities and sororities to law enforcement agencies

San Beda has lost two of its law students to alleged hazing rituals. They were Marvin Reglos and Marc Andre Marcos.

“We are pursuing the case of Reglos and Marcos… and are fully cooperating with authorities in [the] resolution of all cases,” Maranan said.

“I truly share your grief and no words of mine can lessen the pain,” he told the family members of the victims.

But Maranan said he has tasked the San Beda administration to “go back to the drawing boards” and see what could be done to strengthen their resolve to ban hazing.

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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