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‘You do not murder your brother’: People demand #JusticeForHoracio

Rappler Social Media Team
People online call for the end of hazing and violence in fraternities.

MANILA, Philippines — #JusticeForHoracio trends on Twitter as people condemn the gruesome death of Horacio Castillo III, a freshman law student from the University of Santo Tomas.

Castillo’s body was found Sunday morning, September 17, in Tondo, Manila. He was covered in bruises, and candle wax drippings that his parents believe were a result of Aegis Juris Fraternity’s initiation hazing rites. (READ: UST law student Horacio Castillo III dies in suspected frat hazing)

People took to social media to express their anger for the death of the student, as well as to criticize the violent initiation hazing rituals of fraternities.

Students who said they knew Castillo were outraged:




Student organizations based in UST also spoke up to mourn the loss of Castillo:



The University of Santo Tomas Central Student Council tweeted: “Fraternities deal with brotherhood, but violence should not be its currency.”










Senator Risa Hontiveros also joined the call to end the culture of violence:




Here’s what the rest of social media had to say:

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