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Cocopea backs move to outlaw hazing Written by Gerry Baldo Saturday, 04 August 2012 00:00

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cocopea backs move to outlaw hazing


The move to outlaw hazing and other forms of fraternity initiation rites has gained the support of the country’s largest organizations of private universities and colleges, including Catholic-run schools, Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon party-list said recently.

Herrera-Dy, who filed House Bill 6084, said the Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (Cocopea) are now in the forefront of other school organizations in supporting HB 6084 which also imposes life prison terms on fraternity men found to have been involved in rituals that may result in the death of aspiring or current members.

HB 6084 will amend Republic Act 8049, otherwise known as “An Act Regulating Hazing and other Forms of Initiation Rites in Fraternities, Sororities, and other Organizations and Providing Penalties Therefor.”
Herrera-Dy, vice chairman of the House committee on the welfare of children, said stringent laws were needed to stop fraternity hazing.  She filed the bill a few days after media reported the death of San Beda law student Marvin Reglos last February.

Last July 30, law student Marc Andrei Marcos, also of San Beda, was reportedly died of injuries suffered from blows during hazing..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/2432-cocopea-backs-move-to-outlaw-hazing

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