MANILA, Philippines – The screenshots of a Facebook Messenger thread posted last Wednesday, September 20, in the Facebook group "Hustisya Para kay Horacio" have gone viral.
Horacio is Horacio Tomas Castillo III, the law freshman who died from hazing injuries after he was initiated by the Aegis Juris, a fraternity recognized by and based at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law.
Below is a transcript of the group chat, involving 7 men believed to be members of the fraternity. The conversation was supposed to have occured from Saturday morning, September 16, to Sunday morning, September 17.
On Friday, September 22, primary suspect John Paul Solano surrendered to the Manila Police and admitted that he was the "Popoy" towards the end of the captured chat. The men in the conversation talked about contacting Popoy to attend to an "emergency," with Popoy later sending them a message that he was left in the hospital, presumably with the neophyte. (Solano had surfaced as the one who supposedly found Castillo's body and brought him to the Chinese General Hospital.)
good afternoon brods!
sa mga sasama sa fr ng neo, call time sa FL is 9pm!
Major frat activity to brods.
Arvin –––– removed –––– from the group.
food and drinks will be sponsored by @–––– pero may entrance po tayo na 200 pambayad sa caretaker nung place.
San ang fr?
Dun mismo sa bday party nya?
Sa likod nun
Walang tao dun? Baka sumabit tayo dun. Madami ka ata bisita eh.
Tang inang yan may part pala don.
Baka mavideohan tayo ng mga bisita dun.
Ayoko na don
@Axel –––– mahusay ka brod
Dyan na lang sa fl. Isa lang naman eh.
May balak na naman kumuha ng alak si axel sa party dun eh. Gin bilog madadali mo dun.
Sa harap ung handaan
Wala magsslita un
Tska d kayo makikita
Tago ung lugar din. Pwde dun
Ako bahala ppatayin ntn mgsslta haha
Di na brod
Baka may maligaw dun na lasing
Pwde din dun sa isa haus
Tapos ikwento sa mga tao dun
Prang haunted nga lng
Dun sa bahay pwde din
SUN 9:11 AM
pwde po hingin umber ni popoy
Yan number niya sa akin, pa check pero si ojay ang tumwag kanina
Delete nyo na muna o
Code of silence
Manahimik nalang muna lahat
Deactivate kayo account
Brods. Applicable dito 3 hour detention rule diba?
Hnd ako magdeactivate. Naiwan ako dito sa ospital eh.
– Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.com