Following the death of 18-year old Bacoleño and College of Saint Benilde student Guillo Caesar Servando in a fraternity hazing rite last June 28, 2014, a resolution enjoining all public and private higher educational institutions, thru the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to monitor and enforce Republic Act No. 8049 was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) last Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Claudio Jesus "Kalaw" Puentevella
Author Claudio Jesus "Kalaw" Puentevella said in his resolution that schools should be attentive in the possible recruitment of students to join fraternities and other groups and where neophytes are required to undergo initiation, or rite of passage.
The death of Servando, Puentevella added, shocked the whole country and once again triggered public outrage that hazing is still a recurring social issue, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world.