Unacceptable! Pimentel seeks probe on death of PMA cadet
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has called for an investigation into the death of Philippine Military Academy cadet Darwin Dormitorio reportedly due to hazing.
“This is unacceptable and must be investigated immediately!” he said in a Facebook post, following reports the 20-year-old cadet was a victim of hazing.
“We cannot turn a blind eye to this kind of violence in the country’s premier military training institution. Apparently, the situation was exacerbated by negligence in the medical treatment of this young man,” he said.
Pimentel said those behind the death of Dormitorio must be brought to justice.
“We strongly urge the appropriate PMA Officers to bring the perpetrators to justice. We have to protect our children and future heroes from this atrocious practice,” he said.