Another fratman willing to testify in Servando hazing

Posted at 07/09/2014 1:04 PM | Updated as of 07/09/2014 1:04 PM

MANILA - Another member of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity present during the fatal hazing of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde student Guillo Cesar Servando has signified willingness to cooperate with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

This comes after a fratman surrendered to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday and offered to turn state witness against his fellow fraternity members involved in the fatal initiation rites.

De Lima said she gave the NBI "full discretion" on the feeler sent by the fratman, but has yet to decide whether to grant him immunity from criminal charges.

"Alamin nila who exactly is this and alamin ano ang kanyang naging role sa initiation [rites] bago nila kausapin. And kahit nga hindi siya maging state witness eh kung willing naman talagang magbigay ng statement then the NBI can consider him,"De Lima said.

The justice chief is also ready to issue an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (LBO) against all the individuals involved in Servando's hazing once the list of all those present during the rites is submitted by the NBI.

The fratman who surrendered Tuesday has been placed under provisional coverage of the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Servando passed away on June 28 after undergoing initiation by the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity, according to his fellow neophytes.