TAU Gamma Phi fraternity vowed on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, to impose penalty to those who will be found responsible for the death of John Matthew Salilig, the Adamson University student who died on February 28 following the group’s initiation rites.

In a statement, the National Council of Tau Gamma Phi Triskelion’s Grand Fraternity said it will “ensure that those who will be found responsible will be dealt with accordingly.”

“The Tau Gamma Phi renounces any form of violence and brutality as the one of guiding precepts of our actions. Let us be reminded that we are a fraternity of responsible and God-fearing men who believe in ‘the power of reason and not in the use of force as reason,'” the group stated.


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It expressed its sympathy and condolence to the family of Salilig.

“The officers and members comprising the Tau Gamma Phi-Philippine National Council mourn with the family members, relatives, schoolmates, friends and fellow Zamboanguenos of Bro. John Matthew ‘Matt’ Salilig, our fellow Triskelion, on his untimely demise,” the group added.

It also reminded its members to “adhere to the laws of land as responsible members of the community and as a fraternity in particular.”

Salilig, 24, was found dead on Tuesday, February 28, in a grassy area in Imus, Cavite. He was last seen alive on February 17 while on his way to Biñan, Laguna on board a bus.

Based on the autopsy report, Salilig died due to severe blunt force trauma to the lower extremities. (LMY)