OFW kids vulnerable to join fraternities: Migrante-A A +A
Sunday, August 5, 2012
ASIDE from broken families and marital problems, the Migrante International said Sunday that having children lured into fraternities is one of the social costs of migration.
In a statement, Migrante lamented how the absence of parents working abroad could make children vulnerable to join fraternities and sororities, which also exposes them to hazing.
"It certainly falls within the so-called social cost of migration where parents being away from their sons and daughters could not properly exercise parental guidance," said Migrante.
Specifically for law students, the group said it is expected that parents would not think twice of seeking higher-paying jobs abroad.
"Poor and not so rich parents, who wanted their sons and daughters to become lawyers, are forced to work overseas to support the latter's law studies noting that a four-year law education is expensive," the group added.
The group's statement came on the heels of the death of San Beda law student Marc Andre Marcos allegedly due to hazing.
He was reportedly undergoing initiation rites for the Lex Leonum Fraternitas.
Migrante said this is the reason they are asking President Benigno Aquino III to ensure the strict implementation of the Anti-Hazing Law in a bid to protect vulnerable students especially children of OFWs.
They said it is the least that Aquino can do for the sake of the OFW parents that cannot attend to their children since they are forced to work abroad.
"PNoy as the country's chief executive is vested with executive power to strictly implement the law. Enough of 'Noynoying'!" said Migrante. (HDT/Sunnex)