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Take it from ‘Batch ’81’ writer: ‘Frats never learn’

FOR “BROTHERHOOD”  Scenes from the acclaimed film “Batch ’81” lift the heavy veil on violent fraternity rituals and ordeals. The Mike de Leon classic starred Mark Gil (left photo), with the screenplay based on interviews with “informants’’ from the UP-based Upsilon Sigma Phi, according to Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., one of the writers. YOUTUBE VIDEO GRABS

More than three decades ago, “Batch ’81” unsettled local moviegoers and later international audiences with its unflinching depiction of campus fraternity violence. Directed by Mike de Leon and with Mark Gil leading the cast, the film followed the initiation of seven neophytes into the “brotherhood” of Alpha Kappa Omega (AKO).

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

1 killed, 2 hurt in U Belt shooting


A new case of violence was reported in Manila’s university belt area Tuesday night when a student was killed and two others were injured after a group fired at them while they were standing in front of the Far Eastern University gate in Sampaloc district.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

UP campuses taking a separate, second look at security measures


Officials of all University of the Philippines (UP) campuses have been conducting separate reviews of their own security measures to ensure the safety of students and residents in their respective areas.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »