MANILA - Sen. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV on Monday castigated the culture of violence inside fraternities that led to the hazing death of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde student Guillo Cesar Servando.
In a statement, Aquino said there are more humane ways to cultivate brotherhood and unity.
"This culture of violence must stop now! We strongly denounce the use of inhumane means because it has no space in a civilized and modern society where we live in. Violence is not the way to foster brotherhood and camaraderie," he said in a statement.
"We call on the authorities to ensure that those behind this senseless act be brought to justice and punished for their crimes," he added.
Initial investigations conducted by the Manila Police District (MPD) showed four CSB students went home to Unit 2907 of the One Archers Place in Taft Avenue, Manila, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The condominium guards initially thought that the four students were drunk as they were not walking steadily, but at around 11 p.m., a Red Cross ambulance arrived to respond to a call for help from the unit.
When the guards called the unit, they learned that one of the students was already dead.
PO2 Michael Marragun identified the victim as Guillo Cesar Servando, an 18-year-old second year Hotel and Restaurant Management student at St. Benilde.
The three other students were rushed to the Philippine General Hospital, where they are being treated for bruises and wounds on their backs. Their identities have not been divulged.
All four students were either freshmen or sophomores, according to authorities.