Tau Gamma Phi issues official statement denouncing fatal hazing

Tau Gamma Phi has issued an official statement denouncing the fatal hazing that led to the death of neophyte Guillo Cesar Servando.

"The Tau Gamma Phi is deeply troubled by news reports that some members of the fraternity have been involved in the fatal hazing of Guillo Cesar Servando, a student of La Salle-College of Saint Benilde," it said in the press statement titled "Stop Senseless Violence Against Man" released Tuesday.

Fifteen members of the group, also known as Triskelions' Grand Fraternity, have become suspects in the alleged killing of Servando and hurting of three other recruits. According to reports, one person of interest has voluntarily surrendered to authorities on July 1.

Tau Gamma Phi Initiation Rites
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The organization's leadership expressed regret that "some of its chapters may not have abided by the fraternity's 'no hazing' policy." Its spokesman, Lorenzo Lapak, told media that the group is conducting an internal investigation on the incident.

Tau Gamma Phi also vowed to "actively and fully cooperate with the investigating authorities to bring those involved to justice" and promised to punish members involved in the deadly initiation rites once proven guilty.