Anti-Hazing Law

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THE ANTI-HAZING LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REPUBLIC ACT No. 8049
AN ACT REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER FORMS OF INITIATION RITES IN FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFORE.

Be enacted by Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Hazing as used in this Act is an initiation rite or practice as a prerequisite for admission into membership in a fraternity, sorority or organization by placing the recruit, neophyte or applicant in some embarrassing or humiliating situations such as forcing him/her to do menial, silly, foolish and similar tasks or activities or otherwise subjecting him/her to physical or psychological suffering or injury.


The term organization shall include any club or the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Military Academy, or cadet corps of the Citizen’s Military Training, or Citizen’s Army Training. The physical, mental and psychological testing and training procedure and practices to determine and enhance the physical, mental and psychological fitness of prospective regular members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police as approved by the secretary of National Defense and the National Police Commission duly recommended by the Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Director General of the Philippine National Police shall not be considered as hazing for the purpose of this act.

SECTION 2. No-hazing or initiation rites in any from or manner by a fraternity, sorority or organization shall be allowed without prior written notice to the school authorities or head of organization seven (7) days before the conduct of such initiations. The written notice shall indicate the period of the initiation activities which shall not exceed three (3) days, shall include the names of those to be subjected to such activities, and shall further contain an undertaking that no physical violence be employed by anybody during such initiation rites.

SECTION 3. The head of the school or organization or their representatives must assign at least two (2) representatives of the school or organization, as the case may be, to be present during initiation. It is the duty of such representative to see to it that no physical harm of any kind shall be inflicted upon a recruit, neophyte or applicant.

SECTION 4. If the person subjected to hazing or other forms of initiation rites suffers any physical injury or dies as a result thereof, the officers and members of the fraternity, sorority or organization who actually participated in the infliction of physical harm shall be liable as principals. The person or persons who participated in the hazing shall suffer.

a.) The penalty of reclusion perpetual if death, rape, sodomy or mutilation results therefrom.

b.) The penalty of reclusion temporal in its maximum period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall become insane, imbecile, impotent or blind.

c.) The penalty of reclusion temporal in its maximum period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall have lost the use of speech or the power to hear or to smell, or shall have lost an eye, a hand, a foot, an arm or a leg shall have lost the use of nay such member shall have become incapacitated for the activity or work in which he/she was habitually engaged.

d.) The penalty of reclusion temporal in its minimum period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall become deformed or shall have lost any other part of his/her body, or shall have lost the use thereof or shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or work in which he/she has habitually engaged for a period of more than ninety (90) days.

e.) The penalty of prison mayor in its maximum period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or work in which he was habitually engaged for more than thirty (30) days.

f.) The penalty of prison mayor in its medium period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall have been ill or capacitated for the performance of the activity or work in which he was habitually engaged for ten (10) days or more, or that the injury sustained shall require medical attendance for the same period.

g.) The penalty of the prison mayor in its period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall have been ill or incapacitated for the performance of the activity or work in which he was habitually engaged from one (1) to nine (9) days, or that the injury sustained shall require medical attendance for the same period.

h.) The penalty of prison correctional in its maximum period if in consequence of the hazing the victim shall sustain physical injuries, which do not prevent him/her from engaging in his habitual activity, or work nor require medical attendance.

The responsible officials of the school or of the police, military or citizen’s army training organization may impose the appropriate administrative sanctions on the person or persons charged under this provision even before their conviction.

The maximum penalty herein provided shall be imposed in any of the following instances:

a.) When the recruitment is accompanied by force, violence, threat, intimidation or deceit on the person of the recruit who refuses to join;

b.) When the recruit, neophyte or applicant initially consents to join but upon learning that hazing will be committed on his person, is prevented from quitting.

c.) When the recruit, neophyte or applicant having undergone hazing is prevented from reporting the unlawful act to his parents or guardians, to the proper school authorities or to the police authorities, through force, violence, threat or intimidation;

d.) When the hazing is committed outside of the school or institution; or

e.) When the victim is below twelve (12) years of age at he time of hazing.

The owner of the place where the hazing is conducted shall be liable as an accomplice, when he/she has actual knowledge of the hazing conducted therein but failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring. If the hazing is held in the home of one of the officers of members of the fraternity, sorority, group, or organization, the parent shall be held liable as principals when they have actual knowledge of the hazing conducted therein but failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring.

The school authorities including faculty members who consent to the hazing or who have actual knowledge thereof, but failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring shall be punished as accomplices for the acts of hazing committed by the perpetrators.

The officers, former officers or alumni of the organization, group, fraternity or sorority who actually planned the hazing although not present when the acts constituting the hazing were committed shall be liable as principals. Officers or members of an organization, group, fraternity or sorority’s adviser who is present when the acts constituting the hazing were committed and failed to take any action to prevent the same from occurring shall be liable as a principal.

The presence of any person during the hazing is prima facie evidence of participation therein as a principal unless he prevented the commission of the acts punishable herein.

Any person charged under this provision should not be entitled to the mitigating circumstances that there was no intention to commit so grave a wrong.

This section shall apply to the president, manager, director, or other responsible officer of a corporation engaged in hazing as a requirement for employment in the manner provided herein.

SECTION 5. If any provision or part of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other parts or provision thereof shall remain valid and effective.

SECTION 6. All laws. Orders, rules of regulations, which are inconsistent with or contrary to the provisions of this Act, are hereby amended or repealed accordingly.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.


Approved: June 07, 1995

(Signed) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines


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2007 National Council Set of Officers

Posted On Sunday, June 21, 2009 by Roy | 0 comments

Supreme Minister
  • Felife Jojo C. Agnes
Prime Minister
  • Joelito J. Talaid
Keeper of the Key
  • Tolomeo L Cabiaza Jr.
Keeper of the Scroll
  • Ferdinand M. Alcular
Council for Elders
  • Ricardo J. Martirez
  • Abelardo G. Azuelo
Royal Court
  • Bonifacio C. Calfoforo
  • Milnor B. Linan
  • Ronald E. Delima
  • Charlie D. Bacang
  • Ephraim Z. Acenas
Internal Auditor
  • David S. Malna
  • Marlu M. Ayudtud
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Vision and Mission of SU-UL

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International Order of the
Sigma Upsilon - Upsilon Lambda
SEC No.: CN200706628


Fraternity is something that humanity itself will contribute as an expression of the third aspect of divinity, basing it on right contact and right reaction to contact. Thus there will be developed gradually the true life-theme of humanity, which is brotherhood, founded on divine origin (equality) and leading to a free and true expression of divinity (liberty).

Vision
To be a premier competitive fraternity and sorority globally

Mission
To recruit members who are imbued with desirable traits. Produce and train members to become quality and effective leaders of the nation. To provide and assist members who are less fortunate. Assist and support the development program of the government.

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History of Sigma Upsilon - Upsilon Lambda

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1973 A year after the Philippines archipelago WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS was suspended, the whole country was under MARTIAL LAW of then PRES. FERDINAND E. MARCOS.

At Bukidnon, a province of Mindanao island at the southern part of the archipelago, the CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY is located. And this is the school where SIGMA UPSILON - UPSILON LAMBDA Fraternity & Sorority was organized underground.

The fifty (52) students who conceptualized the group did not intend to organize a fraternity. Nobody among them knew what a fraternity was. Their ideas was to solidify a group TO HELP ONE ANOTHER IN TIMES OF NEEDS & PROTECT ONE ANOTHER IN TIMES OF HARM. (Named the group "UNITY OF LIVES ASSOCIATION"). The 52 students all boys were discussing off their bad feelings and sad experiences at SUNRISE MENS HALL DORMITORY� as harassment of senior students to the new students was so rampant.

The only professional person among the group MARFORI AGUS, a teacher who listened to the sad experiences of the boys all freshmen then. The group was filled with enthusiasm and were determined to unite when a suggestion to form a group was carried out at ROOM 207of the dormitory.

Their minds were focused in polishing the conceived idea, UNITY. But one thing overlooked was the determination & sincerity of everyone for the cause. Finally, a series of exchange paddling was approved by the group, a test to measure everyones determination and sincerity.

Some places of importance in the foundation of the group are; MT. MUSUAN (Musuan Peak) about four (4) km. Northeast of the campus, & the heart shaped LAKE APO, about twelve (12) km. Southwest of the campus. On the other hand, the places of the series of exchange paddling where done at; CMU COFFE PLANTATION adjacent to the DAIRY RANCH; old bridge of the BEEF RANCH; CMU RUBBER PLANTATION; CMU SUGAR PLANTATION; CMU WATER RESERVOIR; FOOT OF MT. MUSUAN;
Then back to the CMU SUGAR PALNTATION & RUBBER PLANTATION (in sequence). The final of the series was set as agrees at LAKE APO on AUGUST 16, 1973

Of the 52 students who started the organization, only18 made it to the finals. But for unknown reasons, two (2) of them resigned and waived their loyalty to other fraternity. As merit of loyalty, only sixteen (16) were named in the official set of founders.

To wit:

1. MARFORI AGUS
2. EUGENE AGUS
3. EPHRAM ABONITALLA
4. BONIFACIO CALFOFORO
5. VICENTE ACEDILLO
6. JOSE ACERA JR.
7. PETER BANATAO
8. BENECIO MALIG-ON JR.
9. ALLAN DAMPAL
10. GEORGE ACAPULCO
11. ROMEO MONDIGO
12. RICARDO MARTIREZ
13. DIOSCORO RATUNIL JR.
14. WILLIAM VIADO
15. ANTONIO CASALMIR
16. LYLE ALIDO

On the same year, the set of founders initiated the first two ULPHANS FLOR MURILLO from MUSUAN BUKIDNON & BEATRIZ RAMOS from Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. One of that SIGMA UPSILON - UPSILON LAMBDA expanded to Cagayan de Oro City in 1974.

The effort of KNIGHTS MARFORI AGUS, EUGENE AGUS, JOSE ACERA JR. & REY AGUILOR (one of the pioneers), were not futile. After some visitations with their old pals enrolled in different schools of the City, they succeeded to recruit. One of those recruited was RUEL WAGA helped in the recruitment by convincing his friend to join with him.

On September 16, 1974, twenty four (24) male & female college students from Cagayan de Oro College, Liceo de Cagayan & Xavier University where initiated and rites held at BALOY, TABLON, Cagayan de Oro College schools was named BETA CHAPTER with Cagayan de Oro College as the host school.

SIR KNIGHT RUEL WAGA headed the BETA CHAPTER, as first SUPREME KNIGHT. His emphasis was focused on the true meaning of BROTHERHOOD, SISTERHOOD & DICIPLINE. He held his position for four (4) years, and was unselfish dedication and deep concern to each and every one of them to the organization itself.

Like wild fire, the spirit of UNITY, BROTHERHOOD, SISTERHOOD and FELLOWSHIP spread over MINDANAO and the VISAYAS REGION SIR KNIGHT ROEL WAGA's rapport was so efficient to reach different cities by recruiting
and initiating new aspirants and organizing new chapters. His achievements made the fraternity and sorority organizers of his time.

The GAMMA CHAPTER in Iligan was mentored by Sir Knight Ruel Waga. Assisting him was Sir Knight Dioscoro Ratunil Jr. ( One of the Founders ) and lady Ulphan
Norma Ramos. Epsilon and Zeta Chapter was assisted by Sir Knight Milnor . Linan. Sir Knigh junnie Vallejos, Sir Knight George Dadulo Sir Knight Cyrus Manla, and Sir Knight Ric Magno. A lot more helped in the expansion of the organization.

To mentioned, Ulphan Norma Ramos , organized the Delta Chapter at Cabacan North Cotabato. University of Southern Mindanao Sir Knight Wilson Gomez organized the PSI Chapter at Bay.

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