Helping The Families Of Hazing Victims
Seek Justice For Their Loved Ones
13 February 2021
Hazing is more than just a tradition that unfortunately leads to a death every now and then. It is a wrong belief that something positive can come out of something negative. Like loyalty and competence can be developed from inflicting harm. That because those who came before us did, those who follow should endure the same. That a wrong can be viewed better when it involves a brod… like when a judge listens with a different vigor when a fraternity brod handles a side of the case.
Hazing is a scourge that affects everyone. Not just those who suffer a loss. It has ramifications that makes it a thousand times more evil than one can imagine…”
MR. AURELIO SERVANDO:
The father of hazing victim, GUILLO CESAR SERVANDO. The 18-year-old Servando of the College of St. Benilde died after Tau Gamma Hazing rites in June 28, 2014.
Clearly, laws alone can only do so much to deter
the ignoble and criminal act of hazing.
The February 2020 National Conference to Stop Hazing encouraged all relevant government agencies and the private sector, specifically the university systems, to synergize all hazing prevention efforts and to raise awareness and prevention, prior the next start of classes. The 2020 Conference reiterated the call for a Presidential Proclamation to harmonize all efforts.
Because of the unified efforts of the Crusade Against Violence (CAV) under the leadership of Mrs. Gerarda Villa and Solidarity for Anti-Hazing Via Education led by Atty. Joey Lina, Presidential Proclamation No. 907 was signed last Feb. 21 2020 declaring every 2nd week of February as the National Hazing Prevention Week.