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Koko wants schools to be ‘extremely strict’ about regulating frats’ activities: Dapat alam lahat!

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Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has called on colleges and universities to take a more proactive stance in monitoring the activities of fraternities and similar organizations following the death of freshman law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.

In a statement Wednesday (September 26), Pimentel said university and college officials should recognize fraternities and similar groups so they could be regulated.

“They should then be extremely strict about requiring fraternities to submit a list of their officers and members, as well as their activities for the semester or school year,” he said.

Pimentel said schools should set rules that all fraternities must follow, and their officials must be held accountable should they fail to do so.

“If school authorities receive information that these groups continue to defy their rules and regulations, then they should not hesitate to sanction erring students with suspension–or even heavier penalties,” he said.

The Senate President issued the statement on the same day that Castillo, a 22-year-old student of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, was laid to rest.

Castillo died after suffering a heart attack from the injuries he sustained during hazing of the Aegis Juris fraternity.

UST Faculty of Civil Law dean Nilo Divina earlier said the fraternity, which he belongs to, was not recognized by the school for 2017.