Fraternities in He Philippines

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Fraternies in the Philippines

A Research Presented To The Filipino III Teacher
Luna National High School
Luna, Isabela

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in Filipino III

By

Melvin R. Fontanilla
III-Diamond
March 2011
Chapter I

INTRODUCTION

A. Background of the Study
A fraternity is defined as a group of people united in a relationship, having some common interests, activity, and purpose. It is a brotherhood, as the members usually say, of people at a college or university usually characterized by Greek letters.
For members, fraternity means brotherhood, unity, friendship, trust and acceptance. It means meeting new people, sharing interests and accepting others' as well. It helps in building confidence and character because
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However, members who give this ritual to a neophyte defends that its through hazing can they prove one's endurance and thus achieves loyalty to the group.
Some come in forms of: * Paddling - sometimes over a lap, a knee, but mostly at the back of the thigh or on the bare buttock; * Slapping - slapping of the face; * Tedious Cleaning - cleaning of toilet bowl, etc.; * Weird Clothing - an incoming member will be asked to wear a very funny or weird costume that would impose a negative effect on the wearer; * Food - a combination of food mixed and in absurd container; * Servitude - waiting on others (as at frat parties) or various other forms of housework, often with pointless tests of obedience.
For many years now, many students are getting killed due to fraternity hazings. Almost are students from the University of the Philippines. Still, students risk serious injury or even death for the supposed privilege of fraternity membership.
C. Anti-Hazing Law
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8049- AN ACT REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER FORMS OF INITIATION RITES IN FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFORE
SECTION 1. Hazing, as used in this Act, is an initiation rite or practice as a prerequisite for admission into membership in a fraternity, sorority or organization by placing the recruit, neophyte or applicant in some embarrassing or humiliating situations such as forcing him to do menial, silly, foolish and other similar tasks or
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