Dad of CSB hazing victim breaks silence

by Rose Carmelle Lacuata,

Posted at Jun 30 2014 10:20 PM | Updated as of Oct 18 2016 11:38 AM

MANILA - The Servando family is asking for justice after Guillo Cesar Servando, a De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) sophomore, died in a hazing incident last Saturday.

In an interview on DZMM, Aurelio Servando, the victim's father, said he only knew that his son joined a fraternity after the incident, when the 2 other hazing victims told him about it.

According to Guillo's friends, they were invited to join the fraternity, and were asked to do a series of tasks which they were able to do.

However, they tried to back out of the initiation process prior to the physical abuse.

"Gusto na nila mag-back out, pero tine-threaten na sila with death," he said.

Servando added that he last saw his son Saturday (June 28) morning, when he brought his son home. Guillo was supposed to process some of the documents he needed for a school trip to South Korea.

"Hinatid ko pa siya noong umaga. Noong hapon, sinundo sila sa Taft, piniringan, dinala sila sa lugar kung saan 'yung hazing. After that, binalik sila sa condo nung isa sa mga biktima," he added.

Servando said they will have Guillo's remains cremated by Wednesday, and might bring his ashes back to their hometown in Bacolod City after a few days.

The family is still waiting for further developments in the case.

Servando also called on those involved in the incident to surrender.

"Under the new Anti-Hazing Law, non-bailable na ang hazing. Kung may less guilty, sana magsurrender na sila, baka pwede pa silang maging state witness," he said.

Based on the investigation by Manila Police District, two of the 11 suspects brought the victims back to the condo unit in One Archers Place after the initiation rites last Saturday. -- with a report from Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News