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ANTI-HAZING BILL HURDLES FINAL READING IN SENATE



The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 1661, which seeks to amend Republic Act 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law that will strengthen the existing measure and regulate other forms of initiation rites.

The bill defined hazing as 'any physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury inflicted on a recruit, member, neophyte, or applicant for admission or continuing membership into the fraternity, sorority or organization.'

Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Senator Panfilo Lacson said, the bill will cover not only hazing activities in schools but also in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Military Academy (PMA), and Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).