This is a list of hazing-related deaths in the Philippines. This is not an exhaustive list. Inclusion in this list requires that the incident was described by the media as a hazing-related death. Majority of deaths in this list include but is not limited to cases that involve fraternities.

The first reported hazing death in the Philippines was that of Gonzalo Mariano Albert, a University of the Philippines Diliman student and an Upsilon Sigma Phi neophyte. He died in 1954.

The death of Leonardo Villa in 1991 led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.[1]



Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
July 18, 1954 Gonzalo Mariano Albert Upsilon Sigma Phi University of the Philippines Diliman The first recorded hazing-related death in the Philippines. He died from a burst appendix during an operation. Philippine President Magsaysay created the Castro Committee to investigate the death. The committee found hazing not to be the cause of Albert's death but added that the mauling he received prior to the operation weakened him physically.[2]
1967 Ferdinand Tabtab Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Diliman Ferdinand Tabtab[3] is the first recorded hazing death in the history of the fraternity.[4]
August 21, 1976 Mel Honasan Beta Sigma San Sebastian College – Recoletos Mel Honasan was a brother of Gregorio Honasan, who was later elected as Senator of the Philippines.[3][5][6]
1981 Andres Ramos Jr. Military hazing Philippine Military Academy
1983 Prior to late July Arbel Liwag Beta Sigma University of the Philippines Diliman [3][7][8]
February 10, 1991 Leonardo Villa Aquila Legis Ateneo de Manila University Villa's death led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.[1][9]
September 8, 1991 Raul Camaligan Lex Talionis San Beda College The father of Camaligan filed charges of murder against the fraternity members involved. The case was won with the paddle used in the hazing rite used as evidence.[10]
October 13, 1991 Frederick Cahiyang Alpha Phi Omega University of the Visayas Reportedly the first publicized fatal hazing incident in Cebu schools.[3][11]
1991 Felipe Narne No information Araullo University, Cabanatuan [3]
1992 Joselito Hernandez Scintilla Juris University of the Philippines Baguio [3]
August 6, 1995 Mark Roland Martin Epsilon Chi University of the Philippines Diliman [12]
August 16, 1998 Alexander Icasiano Alpha Phi Beta University of the Philippines Diliman [13][14]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
2000 Ace Bernabe Ekid Military hazing Philippine Military Academy [15]
March 10, 2001 Edward Domingo Class hazing Philippine Military Academy Edward Domingo underwent a fatal hazing for his entry to the level PMA upperclassman. Two cadets were given the sentence homicide by the Baguio City Regional Trial Court for killing Domingo. The decision is also the first time that a civilian court convicted cadets of the Philippine Military Academy.[15][16]
2001 Monico de Guzman Military hazing Philippine Military Academy [15]
2001 Fernando Balidoy Military hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy [15]
2001 Rafael Root Albano Sigma Mu Far Eastern University [3][15]
2003 Emerson Berry Jr. Beta Sigma Rho Casanayan National High School [15]
2006 Dan Robert Talibutab Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya St. Therese – MTC Colleges - Magdalo [15]
January 14, 2006 Marlon Villanueva Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Los Baños Villanueva died during initiation rites conducted at the Villa Novaliches Resort in Barangay Pansol of Calamba, Laguna.[12]

The case of Villanueva saw the first conviction under the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995. Two Alpha Phi Omega members were sentenced to reclusion perpetua in a 2015 decision.[17][18]

March 3, 2006 Clark Anson Silverio Tau Gamma Phi Technological University of the Philippines [15][19]
May 6, 2006 Jan Angelo Dollete Alpha Phi Omega Capiz State University [7][15][20]
August 18, 2006 Dennis Africa Tau Gamma Phi Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa [3][21]
January 28, 2007 Mark Rodriguez Tau Gamma Phi Central Luzon State University [3][22]
August 27, 2007 Cris Mendez Sigma Rho University of the Philippines Diliman [3][23]
August 2, 2008 Chester Paulo Abracias Tau Gamma Phi Enverga University [24][25]
2009 Karl Anthony Gaudicos Tau Gamma Phi/Tau Gamma Sigma Holy Cross of Davao College [15]
2009 John Daniel Samparanda Tau Gamma Phi Lyceum of the Philippines University–Cavite [15]
October 2009 Elvis Sinaluan Scouts Royale Brotherhood No information [3][15][26]
November 14, 2009 Glacy Monique Dimaranan Scouts Royale Brotherhood Lakeshore National High School [15][27]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
April 15, 2010 Daniel Lorenz Jacinto Unknown Mapúa University
July 18, 2010 Menardo Clamucha Jr. Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya University of Iloilo [3][24]
August 15, 2010 EJ Karl Initia Alpha Phi Omega University of Makati [3][15][24]
October 27, 2010 Noel Borja Jr. Tau Gamma Phi DepEd Alternative Learning System [3][15][24]
May 2011 Erik Apura Military Hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
September 15, 2011 Nor Silongan Tau Gamma Phi Notre Dame of Tacurong College [3][24]
February 19, 2012 Marvin Reglos Lambda Rho Beta San Beda College [3][15][28]
July 30, 2012 Marc Andre Marcos Lex Leonum Fraternitas San Beda College [29]
2013 John Mark Dugan Collegiate hazing Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific [15]
June 28, 2014 Guillo Servando Tau Gamma Phi De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde [30]
November 2, 2014 Ariel Inofre Tau Gamma Phi Southern Luzon State University [3][31]
June 24, 2015 Christian Dela Cruz True Brown Style Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School Dela Cruz died during a hazing rite involving the True Brown Style (TBS) gang in Santa Maria, Bulacan.[32] The victim is from Fortunato Halili High School.[3]
September 30, 2015 Anthony Javier Tau Gamma Phi Western Mindanao State University [33]
September 17, 2017 Horacio Castillo III Aegis Juris University of Santo Tomas Castillo died after undergoing hazing. The Manila Police District medico-legal doctor said Castillo had a massive heart attack possibly due to the injuries he suffered.[34][35]
September 18, 2019 Darwin Dormitorio Not Applicable Philippine Military Academy A 20-year-old cadet Darwin Dormitorio was brought to the hospital after complaining of stomach pain. He succumbed from the internal bleeding in the stomach cause by blunt force trauma.[36] Few days later, it was confirmed by the police that Dormitorio was a victim of hazing.[37]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
February 16, 2020 Omer Despabiladeras Tau Gamma Phi Solis Institute of Technology [38]
November 15, 2020 Joselito Envidiado Tau Gamma Phi Zamboanga National High School West [39]
July 6, 2021 Jonas Bondoc Not Applicable Philippine Merchant Marine Academy [40]
September 23, 2021 George Karl Magsayo Not Applicable Philippine National Police Academy [41]
March 20, 2022 Reymarc Rabutazo Not Applicable Tau Gamma Phi Kalayaan Community

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