We laud the recent signing of a law that bans all forms of hazing.
Republic Act 11053 or the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 gives teeth to the previous 1995 version of the law as it now outrightly prohibits and makes hazing a criminal act while providing more substantial penalties for those who will be proven guilty.
We are positive that this landmark legislation will change the way we view brotherhood and other kinds of associations especially in academic institutions and communities.
Indeed, violence is unjustifiable and shall never be equated to one's loyalty.
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