Text and photos by Luz Rimban, VERA Files
RAMOS, Tarlac—The family of 20-year-old hazing victim Marc Andre Marcos brought him to his final resting place today and now faces the daunting task of finding his killers and haling them to court.
But the Marcos family expects to find itself up against powerful people in a battle whose resolution may take years, or even decades, as they know from the experience of families of other hazing victims.
Barely two months into his freshman year at the San Beda College of Law in Mendiola, Manila, Andre died July 30 of multiple organ failure caused by hematoma—the bruises that covered his arms and legs—which cut off the supply of blood to his vital organs.
The family said they were told that the bruises were inflicted by members and alumni of the Lex Leonum Fraternity during initiation rites held at a cock-breeding farm owned by the family of Gian Angelo Velus, one of the members, in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
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