House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is the guest at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay on Sept. 20, 2017. Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV

WATCH: Alvarez OK with regulated initiation rites for fraternities
(philstar.com) - September 20, 2017 - 2:48pm

MANILA, Philippine — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said he does not oppose fraternities and its initiation rites.

READ: The anti-hazing law and calls to amend it explained

Citing his experience as the former president of Ateneo Law School’s Fraternal Order of Utopia, Alvarez suggested regulated initiation rites. He said fraternities should always have precautionary measures during initiation rites to avoid casualties which might result in criminal offense.

For Alvarez, if he survived the initiation rites others could too just as long as it is regulated.

READ: 16 members of Aegis Juris Fraternity placed under immigration watchlist

Watch Alvarez’s views on fraternities and initiation rites in the light of the death of University of Santo Tomas freshman law student Horacio Castillo III’s death in an alleged hazing rites.

—Video by Efigenio Toledo IV, Text by Rosette Adel

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