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UP Diliman probing another frat-related incident

The UP Diliman administration on Thursday said it is investigating a fraternity-related incident, but refused to provide details.

"The Diliman administration is in touch with the family. They want justice but also want to keep their privacy," said UP Diliman chancellor Michael Tan in a statement.

"We respect their decision therefore cannot give details about the case even as we continue our investigation," he added.

On Wednesday, Rock Ed Philippines founder Gang Badoy, a UP Diliman alumna, tweeted that there was a "near death" from a "prominent" UP fraternity admitted recently at St. Luke's Medical Center. She said she got the message from someone at the hospital.

This development came amid widespread public uproar against violent initiation rites by fraternities stemming from the death of 18-year-old Guillo Servando over the weekend.

Servando, a student of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, died after undergoing hazing rites together with three others, in Makati City. The three, one of them a minor, were hospitalized.

The Quezon City police district encouraged victims of hazing to report the matter to the authorities.

"Kung meron man... I encourage you to come out, sasabihin nila sa pulis para mabigyan natin ng kaukulan na dapat gawin," said Chief Superintendent Richard Albano, the director of the QCPD. —Rouch Dinglasan/KBK/NB, GMA News