Duterte meets with parents of Horacio Castillo III

(UPDATED) The meeting comes a week after hazing victim Horacio Castillo III was buried at the Manila Memorial Park

HAZING CASE. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of the late Horacio Castillo III in Malacañang on October 4, 2017. Malacañang photo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte met in Malacañang on Wednesday, October 4, with the parents of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III.

The victim’s parents, Horacio Jr and Carmina, were accompanied by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman and president Dante Jimenez.

During the meeting, Duterte assured Castillo’s parents that justice would be served.

He also wants to “initiate the cancellation of the passport” of Ralph Cabales Trangia, a suspect in Castillo’s death who recently flew to Chicago. 

The meeting comes a week after Castillo was buried at the Manila Memorial Park on September 27. 

Castillo was the freshman law student who died due to hazing at the hands of the Aegis Juris fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas (UST). – Rappler.com