UP fratman's death a reminder to extend 'kindness': Palace

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 30 2019 03:45 PM

University of the Philippines Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA- The death of a fraternity member implicated in a hazing incident should serve as a reminder to the public to extend "kindness," Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo extended the Palace's condolences to the family of a Sigma Rho fraternity member who was found dead on Saturday. 

"We hope that this will serve as a gentle reminder to everyone to extend kindness, patience and understanding to all, regardless of the circumstances, especially as we are now in the age of interactive computer-mediated technology," Panelo, an alumnus of Sigma Rho, said in a statement.

The Sigma Rho Fraternity is known as the pioneer in law-student fraternities in Asia.

The fraternity is currently under investigation after photos and screenshots of a group chat of its supposed members on hazing-related violence became viral on social media.