Family of San Beda hazing victim gives up, settles case
MANILA – The family of Marvin Reglos has given up on their legal battle over the hazing death of the San Beda law student last year.
Myrna Reglos, Marvin's mother, said her family reached an amicable settlement last October 4 with the camp of the suspects who are members of the Lhambda Rho Fraternity.
Myrna said that while they want to continue their search for justice, the family has already lost all hope given the recent developments in the case.
"Patay na rin iyung leader nila. Nakapag-bail pa yung dalawa. Kung sino-sino nga nilapitan namin pati si Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, pero walang suporta ang gobyerno," Myrna said.
Myrna added that they could not reach the two key witnesses in the hazing incident anymore.
A recent court decision dismissing the case against members of the Lex Leonum fraternity over the death of another San Beda student, Marc Andre Marcos, also discouraged the Reglos family from pursuing the case.
Myrna and Marvin's father Lucito declined to reveal the amount of money they received, but said it will be used for the education of their youngest child who plans to take up law.
Ten members of Lambda Rho Beta fraternity were earlier charged with murder and violation of the anti-hazing law over Reglos' death.
The 10 suspects included the fraternity's "Grand Rhoan" or highest official Eduardo Escobal II, who allegedly owned the car that brought Reglos to the hospital.
The other suspects were identified as John Carlo Agito, Glenn Reufrancia, Kevin Mendoza, Norman Espinosa, Marco Pupil, Kevin Brian Pe, Ysrael Cruz, Christian Adobo and Atty. Dino Robert de Leon.
Two members of the fraternity, Erick Castillo and Bodjie Yap, were earlier arrested and also charged with murder. Castillo and Yap were the ones who brought Reglos to the hospital last February 19. – report from Harris Julio, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley