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U.P. frat member dies after latest hazing exposé

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:51 AM

UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.

U.P. community condemns frat-related violence, impunity over leaked chat

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The University of the Philippines Diliman Student Council has put one of its councilors under preventive suspension for alleged involvement in the hazing activity

Student groups from the University of the Philippines Diliman hold a mobilization protest against fraternity-related violence on Thursday, September 25. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

Solano found guilty of obstruction of justice in Atio hazing death

Jun 17, 2019 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison

GUILTY. John Paul Solano is found guilty of obstruction of justice in the Atio Castillo hazing case. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

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

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 reasons not to join fraternities

Dec 20, 2018 - 8:40 PM

History teacher Leloy Claudio, who calls frats virtual gangs, enumerates 5 compelling reasons not to join the brotherhood

U.P. students face disciplinary cases over frat-related violence

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Campus police file cases against members of Upsilon Sigma Phi and Alpha Phi Beta over an altercation last November 13

FRAT WARS. The University of the Philippines Diliman says it does not condone any form of fraternity-related violence. Photo of Malcolm Hall from Shutterstock

What breeds frat wars? U.P sociology dep't conducts campus teach-ins

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'Violence is in our everyday lives, and if we want to get rid of violence [in our society], we have to get rid of it in our everyday lives,' professor Jo Dionisio tells students

FRATERNITIES AND SOCIETY. Professor Gerry Lanuza talks about the the patriarchal system in families. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

[OPINION] This war is ours

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'We can only achieve what we have envisioned if we choose to participate in movements to call out for the rightful punishment and removal of these fraternities'

From walkouts to dismantled banners, UP community protests frat-related violence

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy also takes down the centennial exhibit of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity that's supposed to run until December 7

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Campus violence and toxic rhetoric – where are the adults?

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.

3 resign from U.P. student council amid fraternity scandal

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'A change in leadership is called for to effectively transition the responsibility of investigating and deliberating these concerns,' University Student Council chairman Yael Toribio, a member of Upsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity, says in his resignation letter

Despite his Upsilon ties, U.P. president commits to resolve frat issues

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Upsilon itself conducts an investigation into the so-called #LonsiLeaks, the results of which will be given to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

U.P. says warring fraternities involved in 2 incidents on campus

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

UP Diliman vice chancellor for student affairs Jerwin Agpaoa says no action has been taken yet, as separate investigations are still ongoing

FRAT WARS. The University of the Philippines Diliman says it does not condone any form of fraternity-related violence. Photo of Malcolm Hall from Shutterstock

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase

NO SHOOTING. Officials from the University of the Philippines denied reports a shooting incident took palace in the school's Diliman campus. Photo from Shutterstock

PMA alumni from Mindanao put out newspaper ad vs Trillanes

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The paid ad in the Inquirer calls on Philippine Military Academy graduates to ostracize Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and oust him from the alum group

LETTER. A Mindanao-based group of Philippine Military Alumni put out a paid advertisement on Friday calling for the ouster of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from the PMA Alumni Association.

Fratman breaks down on witness stand in Atio Castillo trial

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Aegis Juris member Marc Anthony Ventura identifies his 10 fraternity brothers who are charged for the hazing-related death of the UST freshman law student

Witness Mark Ventura verifies his sworn statement before panel of prosecutors during the reopening of the preliminary investigation on the hazing death of Horacio Castillo III at Department of Justice in Manila. Also present are Atio's parents Horacio Castillo Jr. and Carminia Castillo. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Letran student kidnapping: A fraternity initiation gone wrong?

Aug 07, 2018 - 4:19 PM

For their Letran high school classmates, the case of the suspects in the kidnap-for-ransom of a 19-year-old is a botched initiation ceremony

KIDNAPPING RITE? Letran Senior High School classmates of arrested suspects say they may just have been involved in a fraternity initiation rite gone wrong. Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Aegis juris fratmen plead not guilty in Atio Castillo hazing case

Jul 24, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The prosecution will present its first witness on August 14

Members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity are escorted by jail guards as they attend their arraignment in connection to the Atio Castillo hazing charges at the Manila RTC Branch 20 at the Manila City Hall on July 24, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns after revelation of relationship with employee

Jun 22, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Intel's policy on non-fraternization bars managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates, says one source

RESIGNATION. Reports say Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was forced out after he violated the company's non-fraternization policy when it was revealed he had a consensual relationship with an employee. File photo by David Becker/AFP


Aegis Juris fratmen transferred from NBI to Manila City Jail

May 22, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) In ordering the transfer, a Manila judge cites the rule that an arrested person should be brought to the 'nearest police station or jail'

Members of Aegis Juris fraternity is being taken out of NBI Detention cell for their transfer to Manila City Jail in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman asks DOJ to review hazing charges

May 22, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Ralph Trangia files a petition for review before the Department of Justice

PETITION. Aegis Juris fratenity member Ralph Trangia files a petition for review before the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider the hazing charges filed against him. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Manila judge inhibits from Atio Castillo hazing case

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Judge Alfredo Ampuan grants the motion for inhibition despite disagreeing with the grounds cited by the fraternity members

Parents of Aegis Juris fratmen appeal for NBI detention

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:43 AM

“The Manila Police District is not and cannot be an objective and independent custodian of our children,” the parents tell the NBI

Ten members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity voluntary surrenders before the NBI on March 23, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Brotherhood up to the end: Aegis Juris fratmen surrender together

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:37 PM

'I see these 10 accused and I see the suffering of my son. They put in their own hands the life of my Atio,' says Carmina Castillo

Ten members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity voluntary surrenders before the NBI on March 23, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

10 Aegis Juris fratmen now in NBI custody

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:42 PM

NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin says all 10 were 'picked up' by an agent in one location, and arrived at the headquarters in Manila around 11 am on Friday, March 23

IN CUSTODY. Aegis Juris fratmen are now with the NBI. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Fratmen in Atio Castillo case want Manila judge to inhibit

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The fratmen allege that Judge Alfredo Ampuan is the brother-in-law of Dante Jimenez, head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, who assisted the Castillos during the preliminary investigation

Life on the line for young fratmen, but Atio Castillo’s mom feels numb

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'They committed a crime they thought they can get away with; now they have all the time to think about what they did,' says Castillo's mother Carmina

COURT BATTLE. Ralph Trangia, who fled for the United States when the news first broke out, is back in the Philippines and attends his first court hearing on March 16, 2018, at the Manila RTC over the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aegis Juris fratmen in Atio Castillo slay case move for bail

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:13 AM

They reiterate the argument that Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III died of a pre-existing heart condition, and attack the expertise of the Philippine National Police's medico-legal officer

BAIL. Aegis Juris fraternity member Jose Miguel Salamat moves for bail before the Manila court hearing their hazing charges over the death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Atio Castillo’s mom: Others not indicted will eventually fall

Mar 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'We know that they are guilty,' says Atio Castillo's mom Carmina

Horacio Castillo’s family at the Senate Session of the Anti-Hazing Law on Ferbruary 12, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ indicts 10 fratmen for hazing in Atio Castillo slay

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Department of Justice drops all charges against UST law dean Nilo Divina

HAZING. UST Freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo died due to an alleged hazing by the Aegis Juris fraternity.

UST expels 8 students over Horacio Castillo III killing

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The University of Santo Tomas says its probe will continue 'until all students who were involved in the hazing incident are held administratively liable'

'ATIO'. UST law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo from Castillo's Facebook profile

UST law dean Divina, 20 other lawyers face SC probe over Castillo hazing

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina welcomes the opportunity to answer allegations against him, as contained in the Senate committee report

UST Law dean will not resign over Atio Castillo hazing case

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'I did all I could have done under the circumstances to prevent incidents of hazing from happening during my watch as Dean of the UST Faculty of Civil Law,' says Nilo Divina

Senate panel recommends disbarment of UST law dean Divina over Atio Castillo hazing

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson calls on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and other justices of the Supreme Court to swiftly penalize lawyers who are members of Aegis Juris fraternity

Dean Nilo Divina, UST Law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Atio's family downplays 'contradiction' between witness, medico-legal

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Castillo's mother Carmina is confident they will have 'the biggest conviction rate' in a single hazing case

WITNESS. Aegis Juris fraternity member Marc Anthony Ventura answers clarificatory questions of the DOJ panel on his tell-all affidavit in the Atio Castillo hazing case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Parents of Atio Castillo grateful for reopening of investigation

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

DOJ accepts the affidavit of suspect-turned-witness Aegis Juris fratman Mark Anthony Ventura

CASE IS MOVING. The parents of Atio Castillo attend the DOJ's reopening of preliminary investigation to the killing of their son, Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOJ reopens probe into Atio Castillo hazing

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Castillo's mother calls it a breakthrough that will 'strengthen' their case

REOPENING. The DOJ panel of prosecutors decide to reopen the preilimary investigation to tackle the sensational admission of a suspect-turned-witness.

'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