5 more to be charged in hazing death of San Beda law studentBy Maricar Cinco
Inquirer Southern Luzon
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines—Police in Cavite plan to file charges against five more persons in connection with the death from hazing of San Beda law student Marc Andre Marcos.
According to Cavite police director Senior Superintendent John Bulalacao, to be included in the amended complaint are San Beda law students Marvin Reyes, Mohammad Fyzee Alim and Cornelio Marcelo, all members of the Lex Leonum Fraternitas and allegedly involved in the hazing incident.
Also to be charged are Angelito ‘Itan’ Veluz and his wife, Violeta, the owners of the farm in Dasmariñas City where the hazing took place and the parents of one of the identified suspects, Gian Angelo, Bulalacao said.
The police had earlier filed charges of violation of the Anti-Hazing Law against Gian Angelo Veluz and the two farm cooks, Soledad Sanda and Marlyn Guadayo.
A security guard at the De La Salle University Medical Center identified them as being among those who rushed Marcos to the hospital.
Marcos, a freshman student at the San Beda College in Mendiola, Manila, died in the hospital on July 30.
On August 3, two more hazing victims, Ryan Christopher Maranan and Ephraim Daniel “Ed” Lara, surfaced to talk to the police but stressed they were not pressing charges against the fraternity members.
In their statements to the police, Alim was identified as the one who recruited Maranan to join the Lex Leonum Fraternitas.
Marcelo was named in the affidavit submitted to the authorities by Marcos’ cousin, who said that she and Marcelo exchanged text messages, indicating that Marcelo “was present before, during, and after the hazing rites,” said Chief Inspector Marlon Santos, head of the Cavite Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (DILG).
Santos said Marcos’ parents, both of Ramos, Tarlac, were expected to join the police in filing the amended complaint at the Dasmariñas City Prosecutor’s Office on Friday.