Police probe alleged hazing incident in Cebu, warn of charges

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) Authorities have launched an investigation into an alleged hazing-related death in Cebu, the Philippine National Police Regional Office 7 (PRO 7) said Friday.

The statement comes following the recent revelation of the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) that another fraternity-related incident took place in the province in December last year.

"Investigators have located witnesses already who, accordingly, identified the suspects and who are willing to execute affidavits," the PRO 7 said.

It added that charges will be filed against the perpetrators "anytime very soon."

"[We] will thoroughly supervise the investigation to deliver justice and put [them] behind bars," the PRO 7 added.

On Thursday, PAO chief Persida Acosta said the Tau Gamma Phi, the same fraternity tagged in the controversial death of an Adamson student, has been linked to another fraternity-related death in Cebu.

She said a 20-year-old university student suffered the same fate under the hands of fraternity members.

READ: PAO chief calls for abolition of fraternities involved in hazing deaths

The death of Adamson student John Matthew Salilig has again sparked calls for the abolition of fraternities, as well as the stricter enforcement of the anti-hazing law.