MANILA — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns the continuing culture of hazing and other forms of violence inflicted upon students and youth.
NUSP seeks justice for the death of alleged hazing victim Ariel Enopre, who succumed to death two weeks after the October 19 hazing incident. According to reports, Enopre died due to kidney failure.
Enopre was a former student of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU).
NUSP condoles with the family of Enopre and is one with them in seeking justice for Ariel.
NUSP reiterates its stand to end the cultures of violence, hazing and impunity.
Furthermore, NUSP challenges all fraternities, sorrorities and organizations to uphold the genuine call of camaraderie, unity, and service to the students, youth and people.
The student union calls for intensified vigilance for the eradication of the culture of hazing, violence and impunity. NUSP stresses that even with the enactment of Republic Act No. 8049 (an act regulating hazing and other forms of initiation rites in fraternities, sororities and other organizations and providing penalties therefor), much has to be done and vigilance is among the keys to end hazing.
NUSP calls the attention of authorities to genuinely investigate, resolve and seek justice for Arnel Enopre and other hazing victims. Justice and the end of the culture of violence and impunity are long overdue.