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'Out of this world' to say Atio Castillo died of hazing – Aegis Juris fratmen

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) The disparities between the first and second medico-legal reports of the Manila Police District are suspect, say expert witnesses tapped by John Paul Solano, Axel Munro Hipe, and Mhin Wei Chan

EXPERT WITNESSES. John Paul Solano and lawyer Paterno Esmaquel go to the Department of Justice on November 16, 2017 to submit affidavits of expert witnesses who claim that Horacio Castillo III did not die of hazing. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

(UPDATED) A recap of the case of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III, a freshman UST law student who died from alleged hazing injuries inflicted by Aegis Juris Fraternity members

The different angles in Atio Castillo's hazing case

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Ventura's testimony is seen as a breakthrough in the hazing case, but Senator Lacson asks: could he be a Trojan horse?

HAZING. The death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III triggers Senate investigations that have so far threshed out key details in a sensational case of hazing.

What different documents say on Atio Castillo's cause of death

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:20 PM

There are 4 documents being looked at – the autopsy report, medico-legal report, death certificate, and histopathological report

POLICE DOCUMENTS. Manila Police District Chief Joel Coronel testifies on November 6, 2017 before the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on the different documents they prepared on Horacio Castillo III's cause of death. Photo by Rappler

Who is Aegis Juris' Big Brother? Not me, says Divina

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Senator Grace Poe brings up the ties of UST law dean Nilo Divina's firm with Aegis Juris fraternity, and his supposed meeting with hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Senators ask Aegis Juris fratman: Are you a Trojan horse?

Nov 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Fraternity member Mark Ventura vows to tell the truth about the initiation rites that led to the death of Horacio Castillo III

TROJAN HORSE? Senator Panfilo Lacson speaks to reporters after the 3rd Senate committee hearing on the hazing of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III

Lacson: If Atio Castillo had heart condition, why was he still hazed?

Nov 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The Philippine National Police says Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries, and clarifies the cause of death mentioned by Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano

CAUSE OF DEATH. Joseph Palmero of the PNP Medico Legal Division says Horacio Castillo III died of severe blunt traumatic injuries.

Aegis Juris head Arvin Balag to stay detained inside Senate

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The fratman asks the Supreme Court to end his detention, a petition which Senator Panfilo Lacson says they will 'fight out'

PROLONGED DETENTION. Aegis Juris Grand Praefectus Arvin Balag stays "a little while longer" inside the Senate. Photo by Rappler

It took fratmen 30-40 minutes to bring Atio Castillo to hospital – witness

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Mark Anthony Ventura also recalls his own initiation rites, telling senators that Aegis Juris members struck him with a paddle 10 times

HAZING. Mark Anthony Ventura recalls his own hazing rite to be admitted to the Aegis Juris fraternity where he would eventually become the Master Initiator 2. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Driver of Aegis Juris fratman denies he drove Atio Castillo to hospital

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Ralph Trangia's driver Romeo Laboga contradicts the claim of fraternity member John Paul Solano

'Negligence' of UST officials partly led to Castillo's death – senators

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang talagang naging kapalit dito ay buhay ng isang bata,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

LIVE: Senate hearing on death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:14 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

For parents of Atio, Guillo, ‘the pain doesn’t go away’

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:43 AM

'Who would imagine that come November 1 we would be here at wala na ang anak namin?' says a tearful Horacio Castillo II of his son Atio

GONE TOO SOON. Giullio Cesar Servando and Horacio Castillo II were both 22 years old when they died from hazing.

Lead fratman in Atio hazing: Prove there was abuse of superior strength

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Arvin Balag invokes the provisions of the law in light of a sensational testimony that names him as being the one who delivered the fatal paddle hit on Horacio Castillo III

GRAND PRAEFECTUS. Arvin Balag is the leader of Aegis Juris fratenity and is named by two of his fraternity brothers so far – John Paul Solano and Mark Anthony Ventura. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

Death certificate shows Atio died due to existing heart condition

Oct 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Citing Castillo's death certificate, hazing suspect Solano insists Atio died due to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and not hazing. Castillo's parents say their son died because of blood trauma.

'CAUGHT IN THE MESS.' Suspect John Paul Solano says the consequences are too severe for being the guy who was just caught in the mess. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ puts UST's Divina on immigration lookout over Atio Castillo case

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:36 PM

(UPDATED) Some of the names in the lookout order check out with the names that appear in the group chat of Aegis Juris alumni who held a meeting when Castillo was killed

LOOKOUT. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina, also an alumnus of Aegis Juris fraternity, is on the immigration lookout order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Solano claims judge who issued frat library search warrant falsified docs

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:05 PM

John Paul Solano's motion for inhibition against Judge Reynaldo Alhambra is instantly denied, but the fratman's lawyer says they will file a motion for reconsideration

MOTION TO QUASH. Aegis Juris fratman and suspect John Paul Solano attends a hearing at the Manila RTC Branch 53 on October 25, 2017, on his motion to quash the search warrant on the fraternity library. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Senators slam Solano for 'lying, covering up' death of Atio Castillo

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:31 PM

'Ngayon naman ay hindi na ang Senado ang ginagago ni John Paul Solano kundi ginagago niya na ang buong Pilipinas,' says Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Solano's claim that Atio Castillo died due to a pre-existing heart condition

Aegis Juris Fraternity members at senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva

Atio Castillo died of pre-existing heart condition – Solano

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:29 PM

(UPDATED) Horacio's parents criticize the use of Solano's expert opinion as medical technologist, saying a cardiologist should have been cited instead

A tale of 2 mothers in the Atio Castillo hazing 'coverup'

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:03 PM

After the 2nd Senate hearing, senators and authorities are convinced there was intention to conceal the facts surrounding the death of 22-year-old Horacio Castillo III due to hazing

HAZING. The Senate conducts its second hearing on the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III.

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Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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What's inside the Aegis Juris alumni chat box when Atio was killed

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

At the Senate hearing, the Manila Police release screenshots of Facebook Messenger exchanges between fraternity members planning a cover-up in the death of UST law freshman Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III

COVER-UP? Recently publicized chat box exchanges may point to a concealment that goes beyond the contemporaries of Horacio Castillo III

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Oct 18, 2017 - 11:47 PM

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Senate panel cites Aegis Juris leader in contempt, orders detention

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATE) Senate public order committee chairman Panfilo Lacson directs the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to place Arvin Balag in detention after the hearing

'Tell me what happened,' Atio Castillo's mother asks frat members

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Carmina Castillo looks into the eyes of 6 Aegis Juris fraternity members seated across her and her husband, and tells them to give back Atio's phone, eyeglasses, and watch

Senators watching the slides of the executive session with John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva

Grace Poe asks Divina to take leave of absence as UST law dean

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

'Just continue lecturing but you don’t have to be dean,' Senator Grace Poe tells UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina at the Senate hearing on the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Solano names fratmen he saw the morning Atio Castillo was killed

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) John Paul Solano identifies 6 Aegis Juris fratmen and one non-member, Romeo Laboga, the family driver of Ralph Trangia

UNCENSORED. John Paul Solano recounts his involvement in the death of Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate allows public release of Solano testimony in executive session

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Senate votes unanimously to release the testimony of John Paul Solano, one of the suspects in the killing of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

HAZING. John Paul Solano during a Senate hearing on the death of Horacio Castillo III due to hazing. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trash all evidence pulled from Aegis Juris library – Solano camp

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:59 AM

John Paul Solano's lawyers find at least 3 irregularities in the search conducted by Manila police of the Aegis Juris frat house-library

FACING THE MUSIC. John Paul Solano's legal team arrives at the Department of Justice. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Parents of Horacio Castillo III accuse Nilo Divina of murder

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The parents of Horacio Castillo III suspect UST law dean Nilo Divina of covering up for his younger Aegis Juris fraternity brothers

Horacio II and Carmina Castillo, parents of slain University of Santo Tomas Law student Horacio Castillo III, take oath during the hearing on various cases filed against members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity at the Department of Justice on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Castillo camp mistakenly sues dead Aegis Juris member

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The Castillo family blames Aegis Juris for the mistake, as the fraternity failed to update its documents at the Securities and Exchange Commission

CASTILLO CASE. Parents of Horacio Castillo III face the DOJ panel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Castillo family to include Divina, UST officials in criminal complaint

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Family considers UST Law dean Nilo Divina, a member on-leave of the Aegis Juris fraternity, liable in the death of Horacio Castillo III

INVOLVED? UST Law dean Nilo Divina faces senators probing the death of Horacio Castillo III. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Solano claims police falsified his testimony on Castillo killing

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Lawyers of John Paul Solano say there was no qualified policeman to administer a sworn statement when Solano was brought in for questioning at the Manila Police District

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IN PHOTOS: What SOCO found inside the Aegis Juris frat house

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Manila Police enter the Aegis Juris fraternity house for the first time and are convinced this is 'most probably' where Horacio Castillo III was killed

INSIDE, AT LAST. Members of the Manila Police Distric enter the Aegis Juris Law Resources Center, also known as the frat library. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Police search 'most probably' site of Horacio Castillo hazing

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Among those found in the Aegis Juris Law Resources Center were three paddles, says the Manila Police

FRAT LIBRARY. Members of the Manila Police enter office of the Aegis Juris. Photo by Eloisa  Lopez/Rappler

Solano released by Manila police

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:48 PM

John Paul Solano’s release is not a ticket to freedom. He has yet to undergo preliminary investigation to ascertain the charges to be pressed against him.

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, a principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Solano stays with Manila police one night more

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

John Paul Solano stays longer with the Manila Police District (MPD) after the DOJ release order was delayed in delivery

LONGER WAIT. John Paul Solano kisses his crucifix necklace while waiting for his release. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

A sad reunion: Firefighter who rescued Atio Castillo visits wake

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Firefighter Lords Hernandez reunites with the family whom he helped rescue during a fire in Paco, Manila in 2005, but there is no cause for celebration

REUNION. Firefighter Lords Hernandez and his teammate pay respect to Horacio Castillo III, the same boy whom they rescued in a fire more than a decade ago. Photo by Yvette Fernandez

MPD probes sorority linked to Horacio Castillo III killing

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Manila Police District has begun investigating members of Regina Legis et Juris, the sister sorority of Aegis Juris fraternity

'NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE'. Sorority representative Ninna Bonsol says their members do not know of the hazing incident. Rappler screengrab

Solano names 7 behind Atio Castillo's death in executive session

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:05 PM

John Paul Solano, one of the suspects, names 6 fraternity brothers and 1 non-member involved in the fatal hazing of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III

John Paul Solano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aegis Juris not an accredited UST organization in 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:55 PM

University of Santo Tomas officials also say Aegis Juris did not inform the school about its welcoming rites, violating the Anti-Hazing Act

PROUD FRATERNITY. An Aegis Juris pamphlet  shows faces of known attorneys in congratulating members who passed the 2016 bar exam. Rappler file photo

Aegis Juris co-founder vows 'no cover-up' in Castillo's fatal hazing

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:25 PM

'Let the axe fall where it should fall. I told him and encouraged him (John Paul Solano) to tell the truth and nothing but the truth,' says Solano's lawyer Paterno Esmaquel, who is also one of the founders of Aegis Juris

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Solano claims Aegis Juris frat brother told him to lie to police

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:10 PM

John Paul Solano, among the primary suspects in the death of Horacio Castillo III, says he followed the order because he was 'very rattled' at the time

HAZING. John Paul Solano says a fraternity brother asked him to lie to police about where he found the body of Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Castillo's parents: Aegis Juris treated our son 'like an animal'

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

'The boy we had cherished, who brought us so much pride and joy, he had many hopes and dreams... We are devastated,' says the father of Horacio Castillo III in a Senate hearing

'TORMENTED.' The parents of Horacio Castillo III denounce Aegis Juris fraternity as they appear before a Senate inquiry into their son's death on September 25, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

UST Law Dean Divina says 'nothing wrong' in joining fraternities

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hazing is wrong in all accounts. But hazing is not synonymous to joining fraternities,' says UST Law dean, who himself is a member of Aegis Juris

Nilo Divina, dean of UST Faculty of Civil Law September 25, during the Senate public order hearing on the death of Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Criminal complaints filed vs Solano in Castillo hazing death

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) John Paul Solano, who voluntarily surrendered last week, seeks the immediate dismissal of the charges and his release from the custody of the Manila Police

SEEKING RELEASE. In this file photo from September 22, 2017, the Manila Police get the fingerprints of John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III, upon his surrender. Solano now wants to be released from police custody. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo hits culture of violence in fraternities

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Mahirap talagang intindihin... Maraming paraan para masukat mo kung gaano ka-desidido iyong isang tao na sumali [sa grupo],' says Vice President Leni Robredo on hazing

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4 more Aegis Juris fraternity members placed on immigration lookout list

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 20 the number of frat men on the lookout list as authorities probe the hazing death of UST student Horacio Castillo III

HAZING VICTIM. Horacio Castillo III died due to injuries allegedly sustained during hazing initiation rites by Aegis Juris fraternity. Photo of Castillo from his Facebook page

Suspect in Horacio Castillo killing flew to Chicago – TECO

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) Taiwan says Ralph Cabales Trangia, suspect in the death of UST law student Horacio Castillo III, was only a transit passenger and did not enter Taipei

HAZING CASE. A suspect in the killing of UST law freshman Horacio Castillo III has reportedly left the country.