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Duterte signs law on total hazing ban

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

With the signing of the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, all forms of hazing are illegal. The law also imposes fines as additional penalties for those who plan and participate in hazing rituals.

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando

REVIVED. The Court of Appeals orders the Regional Trial Court of Makati City to revive its case against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. File photo from CA website

Aegis Juris fratmen in Atio Castillo slay case move for bail

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:13 AM

They reiterate the argument that Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of a pre-existing heart condition, and attack the expertise of the Philippine National Police's medico-legal officer

BAIL. Aegis Juris fraternity member Jose Miguel Salamat moves for bail before the Manila court hearing their hazing charges over the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ indicts 10 fratmen for hazing in Atio Castillo slay

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Department of Justice drops all charges against UST law dean Nilo Divina

HAZING. UST Freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo died due to an alleged hazing by the Aegis Juris fraternity.

Families of victims shed tears as Congress OKs bill banning hazing

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

'I was teary-eyed. I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time,' says Corazon Icasiano, whose son Alex died due to hazing in 1998

VICTIMS. The families of hazing victims Horacio Castillo III, Alex Icasiano, and Guillo Servando attend the Senate session on Monday, February 12, to witness the passage of the Anti-Hazing Bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Parents of Atio Castillo grateful for reopening of investigation

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

DOJ accepts the affidavit of suspect-turned-witness Aegis Juris fratman Mark Anthony Ventura

CASE IS MOVING. The parents of Atio Castillo attend the DOJ's reopening of preliminary investigation to the killing of their son, Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Axel Hipe was leader of 4-hour hazing of Horacio Castillo III'

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:39 PM

'It was the decision of the initiator, kung okay na, puputok na, tama na, it was the call of the master initiator,' Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes says quoting state witness Mark Ventura

DEFENSE. Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe subscribes to his counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice on October 24, 2017, where he claims there is no probable cause to charge him with murder. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Senators slam Solano for 'lying, covering up' death of Atio Castillo

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:31 PM

'Ngayon naman ay hindi na ang Senado ang ginagago ni John Paul Solano kundi ginagago niya na ang buong Pilipinas,' says Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Solano's claim that Atio Castillo died due to a pre-existing heart condition

Aegis Juris Fraternity members at senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva

How Aegis Juris fratmen are defending themselves in Atio Castillo slay case

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe says Facebook group chats are inadmissible evidence, while Ralph Trangia says there is no evidence he was involved in the initiation rites

DEFENSE. Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe subscribes to his counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on October 24, 2017, where he claims there is no probable cause to charge him of murder. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

The week in photos: October 14-20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kapatiran ng kamatayan

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Bahagi ang hazing ng kulturang Pinoy na lihim na yumayakap sa karahasan. Tulad ng TokHang at rambol, hindi ito mawawala hangga’t pinapahalagahan natin ang kamao higit sa karapatang pantao.

Family, friends, supporters bury Horacio Castillo III

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'Brotherhood that seeks to harm in order to bond does not come from God, but from the devil,' says the priest during Castillo's funeral mass

photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

A sad reunion: Firefighter who rescued Atio Castillo visits wake

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Firefighter Lords Hernandez reunites with the family whom he helped rescue during a fire in Paco, Manila in 2005, but there is no cause for celebration

REUNION. Firefighter Lords Hernandez and his teammate pay respect to Horacio Castillo III, the same boy whom they rescued in a fire more than a decade ago. Photo by Yvette Fernandez

Bill on hazing ban approved by House sub-committee

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:36 PM

The bill authored by Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy covers not just fraternities and sororities but also 'community-based' organizations that do not have roots in schools or universities

STRICTER LAW. Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy (left) and Justice Committee Chairman Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali led the justice sub-committee hearing on a stricter version of the anti-hazing law. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

LIVE: House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:11 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Tuesday, September 26

What you need to know about the Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Anti-Hazing Law penalizes members of organizations only if an applicant suffers any physical injury or dies

Senators condemn UST law student's death due to alleged hazing

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Senators renew calls for the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995

Photo from Castillo's Facebook profile

What's happening to hazing cases in the Philippines?

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:15 PM

There are 14 reported hazing deaths in the last 22 years since the Anti Hazing Law was passed but only one conviction so far

SC dismisses judge in San Beda law student hazing case

Feb 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Supreme Court says the judge exhibited bias if not incompetence and ignorance of the law

QUICK PROBE. The DOJ said the NBI should have initial findings on Marcos's death by August 3. Source of photo:http://www.facebook.com/Artlets

UP CMC condemns 'dehumanizing' hazing incident

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Hazing has no place in a university that upholds honor and excellence says the UP College of Mass Communication

DEHUMANIZING. The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication says there is no room for a 'dehumanizing act' in their institution

High school student dies from hazing in Bulacan

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian urges Senate to fast track its version of a stricter anti hazing bill

De Lima heads task force on frat hazing

Sep 01, 2014 - 4:02 PM

The interagency body is tasked to study how the Anti Hazing Law can be improved and to ensure justice for victims and their families

Stop the barbarians!

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Have these fraternities become obsolete and unnecessary?

Charges filed vs 20 Benilde hazing suspects

Jul 11, 2014 - 2:51 PM

UPDATED At least 4 suspects however have fled the country before formal complaints were filed

17 Benilde hazing suspects on immigration lookout list

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM

See the list of suspects here The Philippine National Police and the National Bureau of Investigation will also file a case against them on Friday July 11

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows Guillo Cesar Servando being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Is it time for schools to recognize fraternities?

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:21 AM

If you do not recognize fraternities on campus they go underground

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

BI: One of Benilde hazing suspects has fled to the US

Jul 09, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Kevin John Navoa one of the suspects in the hazing rites that killed 1 student and injured 3 others can be deported from the US once the DFA cancels his passport

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows Guillo Cesar Servando being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Bill seeks to ban hazing in and out of schools

Jul 08, 2014 - 4:21 PM

House Bill 4714 or the Servando Act seeks to repeal the Anti Hazing Law which only regulates hazing conducted by fraternities sororities and other organizations

DLSU condemns 'barbaric act' of hazing

Jul 05, 2014 - 1:01 PM

This is an unconscionable and barbaric act that deserves no place in human society the De La Salle University says in a statement

BARBARIC. The De La Salle University condemns the recent hazing incident that killed a La Sallian student and injured 3 others.  File photo from Wikicommons

Makati police: No delay in filing of case vs hazing suspects

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

More or less 13 to 14 suspects are believed to be behind the hazing incident that killed a college student and injured 3 others

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Get to know Tau Gamma Phi

Jul 04, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The 45 year old fraternity started in the University of the Philippines and expanded into numerous chapters in and out of the country

DLS-CSB president on frat recruitment: Just say no

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:48 AM

When you say no you will be a victor and not a victim De La Salle College of St Benilde President and Chancellor Dennis Magbanua tells his students

JUST SAY NO. De La Salle-College of St Benilde President and Chancellor Dennis Magbanua calls on students to stop joining fraternities. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Makati police confirm Tau Gamma Phi hazing site

Jul 02, 2014 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED Authorities say that the caretaker of the boarding house where the hazing ritual was held is not yet considered a suspect

BOARDING HOUSE. Police confirm this boarding house in Barangay Palanan in Makati is where the June 28 hazing ritual was conducted. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Binay to hazing suspects: You can't hide forever

Jul 01, 2014 - 6:12 PM

You can t hide forever You have an issue to face because what you did was wrong A life was lost says the Vice President who also visited the wake of Guillo Cesar Servando

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Aquino condemns hazing: It 'escapes any logic'

Jul 01, 2014 - 1:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the problem is the lack of enforcement of the Anti Hazing Law and vows to consult legal experts to improve it

'ESCAPES LOGIC'. President Benigno Aquino III condemns hazing following the death of a college student during initiation activities. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

College students call for review of Anti-Hazing Law

Jul 01, 2014 - 1:07 PM

The Student Council Alliance of the Philippines recognizes fraternities right to organize as long as they follow proper initiation rites