The Senate on Monday accredited on third and remaining studying the bill utterly banning hazing actions, particularly as a pre-requisite for entry in any fraternity and comparable organizations and offering extra enamel within the current Anti-Hazing Law.
Senators, voting 19-Zero with no abstention, Senate bill No. 1662 seeks to cowl the hazing ban on all types of hazing, to embrace these within the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) and different comparable uniformed service studying establishments.
Only Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV and Manny Pacquiao had been had been absent in the course of the plenary session.
The approval of the bill was expedited following the deadly hazing final Sept. of University of Santo Tomas (UST) freshman legislation pupil Horatio “Atio” Castillo III.
Castillo was being initiated to be a member of Aegis Juris fraternity, the identified group of scholars of the UST Faculty of Civil Law.
Proposed penalties ranged from P1 million to as a lot as P3 million, relying on the gravity of offenses dedicated to the sufferer, and life imprisonment to those that might be discovered to have participated in hazing.
The faculty would even be held liable if officers would fail to forestall hazing from occurring throughout initiation rites and be fined P1 million whereas these will attempt to recruit a member by way of intimidation may even be penalized.