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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

UST's Divina denies Atio Castillo met with him 5 days before hazing

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

UST Faculty of Civil Law dean Nilo Divina also claims the complaint against him is 'obviously being driven' by those seeking to 'persecute' and 'humiliate' him

FRATMAN. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina says he's considering quitting Aegis Juris fraternity altogether after the case of the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III.

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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'Axel Hipe was leader of 4-hour hazing of Horacio Castillo III'

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:39 PM

'It was the decision of the initiator, kung okay na, puputok na, tama na, it was the call of the master initiator,' Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes says quoting state witness Mark Ventura

DEFENSE. Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe subscribes to his counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice on October 24, 2017, where he claims there is no probable cause to charge him with murder. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman turns state witness, tells all

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mark Ventura tells investigators that when the fratmen at the initiation rites saw Atio Castillo move after he collapsed, they paddled him again

STATE WITNESS. Mark Ventura (middle) signs the document on his admission into the Witness Protection Program in connection to the case of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III. 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

How Aegis Juris fratmen are defending themselves in Atio Castillo slay case

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe says Facebook group chats are inadmissible evidence, while Ralph Trangia says there is no evidence he was involved in the initiation rites

DEFENSE. Alleged Aegis Juris master initiator Axel Munro Hipe subscribes to his counter-affidavit at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on October 24, 2017, where he claims there is no probable cause to charge him of murder. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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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.

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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Atio Castillo's dad says Aegis Juris fratmen merely 'buying time'

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Horacio Castillo Jr says he pitied the young Aegis Juris fraternity members because their lives are now ruined

'BUYING TIME.' Parents of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III listen during the Senate hearing on Wednesday, October 18. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

Aegis Juris members intended to cover up killing of Atio Castillo

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel, director of the Manila Police District, says: 'It appears that from Sunday, September 17, the objective of the Aegis Juris fraternity is to cover up, conceal, to avoid and evade the prosecution of this case'

COVER UP. Manila Police District director Joel Coronel says members of the Aegis Jury fraternity intended to cover up the fatal hazing of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. File photos from Rappler, Senate

'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 panel summons Ralph Trangia, 13 others in Castillo hazing

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The committee has also invited 14 alumni members of the Aegis Juris fraternity to attend the hearing on Wednesday, October 18

Ralph Trangia, tagged in the case of slain UST Law student Horacio Castillo III, arrives at the NAIA Terminal 1 in Pasay City on October 10, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/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

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

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 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

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Castillo family: ‘Atio was killed by criminals from Aegis Juris fraternity’

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:12 PM

‘We are outraged that barbaric and criminal acts continue to be performed in the false name of brotherhood,’ says the family of slain UST law student Horacio Castillo III

FATHER'S GRIEF. Horacio Castillo III’s father requests the media to give the family privacy as they mourn for the death of their only son. Relatives and friends visit on the first night of the wake at the Santuario de San Antonio chapel in Forbes Park, Makati City, on September 19, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler