The Department of Justice spokesperson said Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla also assigned the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the death of a student in Cebu allegedly due to fraternity hazing.
According to Justice spokesperson Mico Clavano, Remulla gave the directive to NBI director Medardo De Lemos, related to the death of Cebu engineering student Ronnel Baguio.
Remulla earlier ordered the NBI to assist in investigating what happened to Adamson student John Matthew Salilig.
Salilig is believed to have died due to hazing, and his body was found in a shallow pit in Cavite recently after being missing for several days.
“Kumbaga sabay po ‘yung naging instruction ni SOJ to conduct an investigation with regards to the Cebu incident and the incident here in Manila,” said Clavano in the ambush interview this Friday.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced they plan to file charges against the suspects in Baguio’s death.
In the public briefing, PNP spokesperson Police Colonel Jean Fajardo said that a witness surfaced this Thursday and provided information about the victim’s fate in Cebu.
Sec. Remulla tasks NBI to probe Cebu hazing
“Yung kaso po ng hazing doon sa Cebu ay nangyari po yaan noong December 2022. Subalit po nai-report yan a day after tumawag ang isang ospital doon sa ating station na sinasabing may possible victim ng hazing,” said Fajardo.
She approached the Public Attorney’s Office to file a lawsuit against those involved in Baguio’s death.
In the death certificate, it appears that Baguio died due to Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Secondary to Indirect Lung Injury, Acute Kidney Injury secondary to Rhabdomyolysis, and Acute Kidney Injury secondary to Rhabdomyolysis.
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