Law of the Philippines
Republic Act. No. 8049
AN ACT REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER FORMS OF INITIATION RITES IN FRATERNITIES,
SORORITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFORE.
Be enacted by Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines
in Congress assembled:
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/her to do
menial, silly, foolish and similar tasks or activities or otherwise
subjecting him/her to physical or psychological suffering or injury.
The term organization shall include any club or the Armed Forces of
the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Military Academy,
or cadet corps of the Citizen's Military Training, or Citizen's Army
Training. The physical, mental and psychological testing and training
procedure and practices to determine and enhance the physical, mental
and psychological fitness of prospective regular members of the Armed
Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police as approved
by the secretary of National Defense and the National Police Commission
duly recommended by the Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
and the Director General of the Philippine National Police shall not
be considered as hazing for the purpose of this act.