A 20-YEAR-OLD Marine Engineering student from Bataan had also allegedly died from hazing prior to Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig’s death from similar initiation rites.
The Public Attorneys Office (PAO) identified the other victim as Ronnel M. Baguio, a student from Bataan studying in Cebu.
Ronnel’s mother, Leny, sought the help of PA to expedite the investigation into her son’s case.
According to reports, Baguio was allegedly “sponsored” by one of his instructors to join the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. The initiation rites supposedly occurred on December 10, 2022.
Leny said she received a message from her son on December 17, 2022, asking about medicines for urinary tract infections, stomach pain, and headaches. She advised him to have a medical checkup.
The following day, Baguio informed his mother that he had vomitted with blood, and she re-advised him to see a doctor.
After sending money for her son’s medical check-up, Leny attempted to contact him again, but a friend answered and informed her that he had been hospitalized.
When Leny flew to Cebu, she discovered that her son had already died. She observed wounds on his legs and swelling in his foot.
Leny is now seeking a speedy investigation into her son’s death, similar to the recent investigation into the death of Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig.