CSB hazing victims gave wrong info on fraternity

Posted at 06/30/14 10:58 PM

MANILA - Two students of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) who survived hazing last Saturday initially told police they were initiated by Alpha Kappa Rho (AKRHO), a police official said on Monday.

Investigators have come to the conclusion that the fraternity responsible for the latest incident of hazing, which claimed the life of CSB student Guillo Cesar Servando, is Tau Gamma Phi, not AKRHO.

In an interview on DZMM, Manila Police District (MPD) Chief Supt. Rolando Asuncion said the students must have given the wrong information because joining fraternities is banned in CSB.

"Kaya ho siguro sinabi na AKRHO na UST chapter. Niligaw nung mga bata ang imbestigasyon," Asuncion said.

Asuncion said 9 out of the 11 suspects are students of CSB, while the other two are its alumni.

He also said they have identified 3 of the 11 suspects.

However, they are still waiting for the written statements from the victims before they can move on with the information.

One of the victims also expressed his intent to help in the investigation by going back to the venue of the initiation rites with the investigators.

"Nagtaxi daw, dalawang taxi ang ginamit nila. P60 lang ang binayad sa taxi, galing sa Taft," Asuncion said, adding the place where the initiation was done is not far from CSB.

Once they have the victims' written statement, they will then talk with CSB administrators to coordinate their next step.

Asuncion explained that all those who where involved in the hazing incident will be charged, either as the primary defendant, or accessory to the crime.

However, any of the suspects can become state witness if they choose to speak against their co-accused.