By Francis Allan L. Angelo

NINE more high school students were caught in a fraternity hazing in Sara, Iloilo.

The students are now undergoing counseling by the Sara Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) office.

Sara National High School principal Lolita Dato-on brought the students to police custody after they were caught in the middle of a hazing rite.

But the Sara police cannot file criminal cases against the students because they are still minors, thus they were recommended to undergo counseling.

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Iloilo has raised concerns over the spate of hazing activities involving public high school students.

Dr. Raymundo Lapating, DepEd Iloilo superintendent, has tasked an investigating body to look into the incidents.

Last July 9, the Maasin police arrested seven high school students who were in the middle of a hazing activity at Brgy. Bagacay East.

The police in Dingle also collared 15 students of the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) Dingle campus also for participating in fraternity hazing.