LIVE: House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law
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MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on justice will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 26, on the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995. The subcommittee on Prosecutorial Reforms will tackle the proposed House Bill 3467.
Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy from the House of Representatives filed the House Bill 3467, which seeks to criminalize all forms of hazing and expand the scope of persons liable.
On September 17, Horacio Castillo III, a first-year law student of the University of Santo Tomas, died from injuries sustained in fraternity hazing initiation rites. Catillo's father said his son was recruited to the Aegis Juris Fraternity – a recognized organization based at the UST law school.
Following this is the privilege speech of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on the death of the hazing victim, where senators called for a stricter enforcement of the Anti-Hazing Law.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and Senator Win Gatchalian renewed their calls for the passage of the bill seeking to amend the Anti-Hazing Law of 1995.
The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, as well as the committee on justice and human rights, started the probe on the death of Castillo on Monday, September 25. – Rappler.com