This is a list of hazing deaths in the Philippines. This is not an exhaustive list. Inclusion in this list requires that the incident was described by the media as a hazing-related death. Majority of deaths in this list include but is not limited to cases that involve fraternities.

The first reported hazing death in the Philippines was that of Gonzalo Mariano Albert, a University of the Philippines Diliman student and a Upsilon Sigma Phi neophyte. He died in 1954.

The death of Leonardo Villa in 1991 led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.[1]



Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
July 18, 1954 Albert, Gonzalo MarianoGonzalo Mariano Albert Upsilon Sigma Phi University of the Philippines Diliman The first recorded hazing death in the Philippines.[2] Mariano was allegedly mauled by other fraternity members after failing to do an assigned task.[3]

Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay created the Castro Committee on October 1954 to investigate the death. The eponymous committee was headed by Executive Secretary Fred Ruiz Castro joined by UP faculty members Arturo Garcia and V. Lontok. It submitted a 116-page report to Magsaysay find hazing to be the cause of Albert's death and also recommended the expulsion of 4 officers of Upsilon, suspension of 25 members for one year, suspension of 19 neophytes for a semester, and a reprimand the reprimand of 3 other members. It also called for reforms on university regulation on fraternities and sororities and the prohibition of all forms of physical initiation. The report was not acted upon.[4]

1967 Tabtab, FerdinandFerdinand Tabtab Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Diliman Ferdinand Tabtab[5] is the first recorded hazing death in the history of the fraternity.[6]
August 21, 1976 Honasan, MelMel Honasan Beta Sigma San Sebastian College – Recoletos Mel Honasan was a brother of Gregorio Honasan, who was later elected as Senator of the Philippines.[5][7][8]
1983 Prior to late July Liwag, ArbelArbel Liwag Beta Sigma University of the Philippines Diliman [5][9][10]
February 10, 1991 Villa, LeonardoLeonardo Villa Aquila Legis Ateneo de Manila University Villa's death led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.[1][11]
September 8, 1991 Camaligan, RaulRaul Camaligan Lex Talionis San Beda College The father of Camaligan filed charges of murder against the fraternity members involved. The case was won with the paddle used in the hazing rite used as evidence.[12]
October 13, 1991 Cahiyang, FrederickFrederick Cahiyang Alpha Phi Omega University of the Visayas Reportedly the first publicized fatal hazing incident in Cebu schools.[13]
1991 Narne, FelipeFelipe Narne No information Araullo University, Cabanatuan [5]
1992 Hernandez, JoselitoJoselito Hernandez Scintilla Juris University of the Philippines Baguio [5]
August 6, 1995 Martin, Mark RolandMark Roland Martin Epsilon Chi University of the Philippines Diliman [3]
August 16, 1998 Icasiano, AlexanderAlexander Icasiano Alpha Phi Beta University of the Philippines Diliman [14][15]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
2000 Ekid, Ace BernabeAce Bernabe Ekid Military hazing Philippine Military Academy [16]
March 10, 2001 Domingo, EdwardEdward Domingo Class hazing Philippine Military Academy Edward Domingo underwent a fatal hazing for his entry to the level PMA upperclassman. Two cadets were given the sentence homicide by the Baguio City Regional Trial Court for killing Domingo. The decision is also the first time that a civilian court convicted cadets of the Philippine Military Academy.[16][17]
2001 de Guzman, MonicoMonico de Guzman Military hazing Philippine Military Academy [16]
2001 Balidoy, FernandoFernando Balidoy Military hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy [16]
2001 Albano, Rafael RootRafael Root Albano Sigma Mu Far Eastern University [5][16]
2003 Berry Jr., EmersonEmerson Berry Jr. Beta Sigma Rho Casanayan National High School [16]
2006 Talibutab, Dan RobertDan Robert Talibutab Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya St. Therese College in Iloilo [16]
March 3, 2006 Silverio, Clark AnsonClark Anson Silverio Tau Gamma Phi Technological University of the Philippines [16][18]
January 14, 2006 Villanueva, MarlonMarlon Villanueva Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Los Baños Villanueva died during initiation rites conducted at the Villa Novaliches Resort in Barangay Pansol of Calamba, Laguna.[3]

The case of Villanueva saw the first conviction under the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995. Two Alpha Phi Omega members were sentenced to reclusion perpetua in a 2015 decision.[19][20]

August 18, 2006 Africa, DennisDennis Africa Tau Gamma Phi Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa [5][21]
May 6, 2006 Dollete, Jan AngeloJan Angelo Dollete Alpha Phi Omega Capiz State University [9][16][22]
August 27, 2007 Mendez, CrisCris Mendez Sigma Rho University of the Philippines Diliman [5][23]
January 28, 2007 Rodriguez, MarkMark Rodriguez Tau Gamma Phi Central Luzon State University [5][24]
August 2, 2008 Abracias, Chester PauloChester Paulo Abracias Tau Gamma Phi Enverga University [25][26]
2009 Gaudicos, Karl AnthonyKarl Anthony Gaudicos Tau Gamma Phi/Tau Gamma Sigma Holy Cross of Davao College [16]
2009 Samparanda, John DanielJohn Daniel Samparanda Tau Gamma Phi Lyceum of the Philippines University–Cavite [16]
November 14, 2009 Dimaranan, Glacy MoniqueGlacy Monique Dimaranan Scouts Royale Brotherhood No information [16][27]
October 2009 Sinaluan, ElvisElvis Sinaluan Scouts Royale Brotherhood No information [5][16][28]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
July 18, 2010 Clamucha Jr., MenardoMenardo Clamucha Jr. Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya University of Iloilo [5][25]
August 15, 2010 Initia, EJ KarlEJ Karl Initia Alpha Phi Omega University of Makati [5][16][25]
October 27, 2010 Borja Jr., NoelNoel Borja Jr. Tau Gamma Phi DepEd Alternative Learning System [5][16][25]
September 15, 2011 Silongan, NorNor Silongan Tau Gamma Phi Notre Dame of Tacurong College [5][25]
February 19, 2012 Reglos, MarvinMarvin Reglos Lambda Rho Beta San Beda College [5][16][29]
July 30, 2012 Marcos, Marc AndreMarc Andre Marcos Lex Leonum Fraternitas San Beda College [30]
2013 Dugan, John MarkJohn Mark Dugan Collegiate hazing Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific [16]
June 28, 2014 Servando, GuilloGuillo Servando Tau Gamma Phi De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde [31]
November 2, 2014 Inofre, ArielAriel Inofre Tau Gamma Phi Southern Luzon State University [5][32]
September 30, 2015 Javier, AnthonyAnthony Javier Tau Gamma Phi Western Mindanao State University [33]
June 24, 2015 Dela Cruz, ChristianChristian Dela Cruz True Brown Style Fortunato Halili High School Dela Cruz died during a hazing rite involving the True Brown Style (TBS) gang in Santa Maria, Bulacan.[34] The victim is from Fortunato Halili High School.[5]
September 17, 2017 Castillo III, HoracioHoracio Castillo III Aegis Juris University of Santo Tomas [35]

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