Fraternities, what is so good about it? After hearing the "hot" issue about the crime committed because of this Frat thing just recently, this issue really lingered on my mind. I really don't understand why people need to be on a secret organization and let themselves suffer from different rituals and abuses or so called "hazing". That's why I researched about it. Fraternities from the Latin word frater means brother, Fraternity is a brotherhood, a formal and secret organization that is dedicated to the intellectual, physical, and mental development of the members.

Well obviously, by the meaning itself, people join fraternities because they want to fit in, they want to be accepted, they want to feel that they belong, they want to feel secured and have some people who would be there for them whenever they need one and one way to get all these is to undergo initiations rituals which they call hazing. This is the part where they need to do some unreasonable, harsh and cruel acts from their seniors. Here pa nga lang, you should feel na you're not secured and protected kasi if they really want to make you as part of their brotherhood, hindi ka dapat nila sasaktan. Those things won't make you stronger, those things will just bring you more fear and might kill you as well. Hindi naman lahat ng tao malakas ang resistensya, you don't even know if kaya mo yung mga ipapagawa nila sayo, they will hurt you and make you feel na after those rituals mapapatanuyan mo na malakas ka. That's not brotherhood, that's foolishness. You're just making yourself get into trouble and will bring you into situations that you don't expect.

Well I'm not saying that it's bad or not good to seek for security and companionship but joining fraternities won't make you feel the same freedom that you have after you pass all the initiations that they will make you experience. Tao ka rin, nasasaktan at napapagod physically. True brotherhood aims to be there for one another in times of trials and will push you to do good and not to lead you into trouble. Ang nangyayari, para mapatunayan mo na malakas ka, or karapat-dapat kang sumali sa isang fraternity, iuutos sayo ang mga bagay na labag naman sa loob mo, brotherhood ba yun? Where's the freedom there?

Many people in fraternity would say, "e kasi gusto ko may back-up ako pag may mga umaway sakin e." Hello, first and foremost bakit ka papasok sa gulo lalo na kung alam mo namang mapapahamak ka? Diba? Simpleng-simple, kung iniisip mo muna ang mga ginagawa mo, hindi ka mapapahamak. Palibahasa kasi para sa iba ang pakikipag away is like innate na sa kanila na parang hindi sila matatahimik hangga't hindi sila nakikipagbasag-ulo. Well, if you're looking for fight and you know naman na walang magandang maidudulot ito, better wag mo na lang gawin.

Let's talk about the poeple who are in law school naman. They join frats cause they want to pass the exams, or get high grades and be recognized ng mga professors nila sa Law School. We all know na mahirap pagaralan ang LAW. We know na napakaraming pinagaaralan diyan at masakit talaga sa ulo, pero diba you chose that course which you know na mahirap kaya dapat alam mo na ang dapat mong gawin, magaral ng mabuti. Ok, maybe you'll say "e mahirap talaga e anong magagawa ko", may magagawa ka you just want to make it easier for you. Law yan e, malamang mahihirapan ka. You chose that path, so take all the risks. Life is about choices ika nga and life is what you make it.

Well, I'm just saying my opinions here. I don't mean to offend anybody or anyone here. If you guys want security, ask God for it. Actually, kay God pa nga lang secured ka na e. You don't need to join fraternities to belong and be accepted cause there are a lot of people around you who accept you for who you are. People who would always be there to help you out and be there for you. In the case of law students, think before you decide, matalino kayo, don't put it into waste by risking your own life in joining these fraternities. For those who are already a member of any fraternities, God bless you and I have said earlier, LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

Thank you for taking time reading my blog. 


  1. you're right, unjustifiable talaga yung hazing part sa frats/soros. and i think that's the only thing that separates them from any typical organization. but that's just one part of it. yun na lang, dahil sa mga unfortunate incidences during hazing, sumama na ng tuluyan ang tingin ng mga tao sa mga frats... kahit hindi naman lahat ganon.

    frats aren't all about acceptance, fitting in, networking, academic resources, or back-ups pag may gulo. just like any org, they have their own vision/mission/objective... they have their own constitution ... they have their own cause. may mga events din naman yan, naga-outreach pa nga minsan haha. masyado lang nabahiran ang tunay na layunin ng mga frats dahil sa hazing.

    also, hindi naman talaga sila secret (unless u talk about illuminati haha)... they still have to file for accreditation sa mga university chapters to function legally. hehe

    well, ako naman, kung magffrat ka rin lang naman, mag-org ka na lang! haha >XD