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Hazing victim's mom says son's death an eye-opener to fraternities


The brutal hazing death of San Beda law student Marvin Reglos was a "bittersweet" one, as it was a great loss yet was an eye-opener to the dark side of fraternities.
 
Marvin's mother Myrna made the observation as she continued to call for justice for her son, who died while undergoing hazing in Antipolo City earlier this month.
 
"Ang pagkamatay ng aking anak ay bittersweet. Bitter dahil nawala sa amin, lalo sa amin. Sweet dahil siya ang eye-opener ng mga bata na pag pumasok sila sa college ay alam na nila ang ibig sabihin ng frat," she said in an interview aired on "24 Oras" Sunday night.
 
Earlier this month, Reglos — a freshman law student at San Beda College — succumbed to injuries he sustained while undergoing initiation at a fraternity.
 
His remains were brought to the San Beda College and then to his home province of Isabela. His burial has been scheduled on Tuesday. San Beda has since condemned the incident and has vowed to cooperate with authorities conducting the probe. 
 
 
Meanwhile, the Department of Education advised students to think at least twice before joining fraternities or gangs, especially when they go to college.
 
The DepEd said the Reglos' fate should alert students to the dangers of hazing during initiations, radio dzBB's Glen Juego reported Monday.
 
Also, the report said DepEd officials appealed to parents to keep watch over their children's activities lest they attempt to join fraternities. — RSJ, GMA News