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, Quezon City The first recorded hazing-related death in the Philippines. Died from a burst appendix during an operation. President Ramon 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][3]
1967 Ferdinand Tabtab Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City First recorded hazing death in the history of the fraternity.[3][4]
April 1969 Miguel Arucan Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [5]
August 21, 1976 Mel Honasan Beta Sigma San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila Brother of Gregorio Honasan, who was later elected as Senator of the Philippines.[3][6][7]
February 23, 1978 Manuel Salas Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [8]
November 1981 Andres Ramos Jr. Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [8]
July 1983 Arbel Liwag Beta Sigma University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City [3][9][10]
February 10, 1991 Leonardo Villa Aquila Legis Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City Villa's death led to the passage of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995.[3][1][11]
September 8, 1991 Raul Camaligan Lex Talionis San Beda College, Manila Camaligan's father filed charges of murder against the fraternity members involved. The case was won with the paddle used in the hazing rites used as evidence.[3][12]
October 13, 1991 Frederick Cahiyang Alpha Phi Omega University of the Visayas, Cebu City Reportedly the first publicized fatal hazing incident in Cebu schools.[3][13]
1991 Felipe Narne No information Araullo University, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija [3][14]
1991 Dennis Cenedoza Military hazing Cavite Naval Training Center, Cavite City [14]
1991 Joselito Mangga Military hazing Philippine Merchant Maritime Institute, Makati [14]
1992 Joselito Hernandez Scintilla Juris University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio [3][14]
1995 Seth Lopez Reserve Officers' Training Corps De La Salle University Lopez's parents filed murder charges, which were eventually dropped. De La Salle University introduced the Non-Fraternity Contract for freshmen after the incident. [15][16]
August 6, 1995 Mark Roland Martin Epsilon Chi University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City [3][17]
August 16, 1998 Alexander Icasiano Alpha Phi Beta University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City [3][18][19]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
2000 Ace Bernabe Ekid Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [20]
May 15, 2000 Dominante Tunac Police hazing Philippine National Police Academy, Silang, Cavite [21]
March 10, 2001 Edward Domingo Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio Two cadets were convicted of homicide by the Baguio Regional Trial Court for his death, the first time that a civilian court convicted cadets of the Philippine Military Academy.[20][22]
April 7, 2001 Monico de Guzman Military hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [20]
May 2, 2001 Fernando Balidoy Military hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, San Narciso, Zambales [20]
August 4, 2001 Rafael Root Albano III Sigma Mu Far Eastern University, Manila [3][20]
January 5, 2003 Jeoffrey Andawi Police hazing Philippine National Police Academy, Silang, Cavite [23]
2003 Emerson Berry Jr. Beta Sigma Rho Casanayan National High School, Pilar, Capiz [20]
August 22, 2004 Jonathan Bombase Alpha Phi Omega Partido College, Goa, Camarines Sur [24]
October 2, 2005 Dan Robert Talibutab Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya St. Therese – MTC Colleges - Magdalo, Iloilo City [25]
January 14, 2006 Marlon Villanueva Alpha Phi Omega University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños, Laguna Died during initiation rites conducted at the Villa Novaliches Resort in Barangay Pansol of Calamba, Laguna.[17] His case 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.[3][26][27]
March 3, 2006 Clark Anson Silverio Tau Gamma Phi Technological University of the Philippines, Manila [20][28]
May 6, 2006 Jan Angelo Dollete Alpha Phi Omega Capiz State University, Roxas City, Capiz [29]
August 18, 2006 Dennis Africa Tau Gamma Phi Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, Muntinlupa City [3][30]
January 28, 2007 Mark Rodriguez Tau Gamma Phi Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija [3][31]
March 11, 2007 Ronald Sequeña Tau Gamma Phi Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City [32]
August 27, 2007 Cris Anthony Mendez Sigma Rho University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City [3][33]
August 2, 2008 Chester Paulo Abracias Tau Gamma Phi Enverga University, Lucena City, Quezon [34][35]
2009 Karl Anthony Gaudicos Tau Gamma Phi/Tau Gamma Sigma Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao City [20]
January 24, 2009 Josephus dela Rosa Military hazing Training and Doctrine Center (TRADOC), Philippine Army, Camp O'Donnell, Capas, Tarlac [36]
October 2, 2009 John Vincent Bernat Alpha Kappa Rho Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology, Butuan, Agusan del Norte [37]
October 12, 2009 Elvis Sinaluan Scouts Royale Brotherhood No information, died in Alfonso, Cavite [3][20][38]
October 22, 2009 John Daniel Samparanda Tau Gamma Phi Lyceum of the Philippines University–Cavite, General Trias, Cavite [20]
November 14, 2009 Glacy Monique Dimaranan Scouts Royale Brotherhood Lakeshore National High School, Biñan, Laguna [20][39]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
April 15, 2010 Daniel Lorenz Jacinto Unknown Mapúa Institute of Technology, Manila [40][41]
July 18, 2010 Menardo Clamucha Jr. Kapatiran ng mga Kabataang Kriminolohiya University of Iloilo, Iloilo City [3][34]
August 15, 2010 EJ Karl Initia Alpha Phi Omega University of Makati, Makati City [3][20][34]
October 27, 2010 Noel Borja Jr. Tau Gamma Phi DepEd Alternative Learning System, Manila [3][20][34]
May 2011 Erik Apura Military Hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, San Narciso, Zambales [42]
September 15, 2011 Nor Silongan Tau Gamma Phi Notre Dame of Tacurong College, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat [3][34]
February 19, 2012 Marvin Reglos Lambda Rho Beta San Beda College, Manila [3][20][43]
July 30, 2012 Marc Andre Marcos Lex Leonum Fraternitas San Beda College, Manila [3][44]
2013 John Mark Dugan Collegiate hazing Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Mariveles, Bataan [20]
June 28, 2014 Guillo Servando Tau Gamma Phi De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, Manila [3][45]
November 2, 2014 Ariel Inofre Tau Gamma Phi Southern Luzon State University, Quezon [3][46]
June 24, 2015 Christian Dela Cruz True Brown Style Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural School, Santa Maria, Bulacan [3][47]
September 30, 2015 Anthony Javier Tau Gamma Phi Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City [3][48]
September 17, 2017 Horacio Castillo III Aegis Juris University of Santo Tomas, Manila [3][49][50]
September 18, 2019 Darwin Dormitorio Military Hazing Philippine Military Academy, Baguio [51][52]


Date of death Victim Organization Institution Notes
February 16, 2020 Omer Despabiladeras Tau Gamma Phi Solis Institute of Technology, Bulan, Sorsogon [53]
August 9, 2020 Robert John Limpioso Fernandez Alpha Kappa Rho No information, died in Surigao City [54]
November 15, 2020 Joselito Envidiado Tau Gamma Phi Zamboanga National High School West, Zamboanga City [55][56][57]
July 6, 2021 Jonash Bondoc Collegiate hazing Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, San Narciso, Zambales [58]
September 9, 2021 Mark Lester Miranda No information Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School, La Carlota, Negros Occidental [59][60]
September 23, 2021 George Karl Magsayo Police hazing Philippine National Police Academy, Silang, Cavite [61]
March 20, 2022 Reymarc Rabutazo Tau Gamma Phi Unnamed high school in Kalayaan, Laguna [62]
July 26, 2022 Jaypee De Guzman Ramores Police hazing Philippine National Police, San Jacinto, Masbate [63]
September 18, 2022 August Caezar Saplot Alpha Kappa Rho University of Mindanao, Davao City [64]
December 19, 2022 Ronnel Baguio Tau Gamma Phi University of Cebu, Cebu City [65]
February 18, 2023 John Matthew Salilig Tau Gamma Phi Adamson University, Manila Went to a fraternity initiation in Biñan, Laguna and disappeared on that date. Found dead in an open field in Imus, Cavite on February 28.[66] One suspect later committed suicide.[67]
October 16, 2023 Ahldryn Lery Bravante Tau Gamma Phi Philippine College of Criminology, Manila Died hours after sustaining injuries at his fraternity initiation in Quezon City. Four suspects were arrested.[68]

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