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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DOJ offers protection to witnesses in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:48 AM

'They have nothing to fear from us. They should fear more the ones hiding them or the ones advising them not to come out. They can be dangerous people,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

Some CCTV cams near Aegis Juris frat house destroyed

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The Manila Police District says they are checking if the CCTV cameras were intentionally destroyed

PRINCIPAL SUSPECT. John Paul Solano, the person who claimed to have brought to the hospital hazing victim Horacio Castillo III who is now a principal suspect in the killing, when he appeared at the MPD on September 17. PHOTO courtesy of Manila Police District

CHED ‘strongly condemns’ death of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:51 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says CHED-NCR will look into the 'very tragic event'

AGAINST HAZING DEATHS. CHED chairperson faces the Senate finance committee on September 21. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Suspect in Horacio Castillo killing leaves PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) Ralph Trangia, identified by the police as an officer of Aegis Juris fraternity, left for Taipei Tuesday, an immigration source says

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

Facebook Messenger chat may give clues to Castillo's hazing death

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:29 PM

A Facebook group calling for justice for slain UST law student Horacio Castillo III posts screenshots of a Messenger chat of 7 alleged Aegis Juris members planning the hazing

Manny Pacquiao challenges Aegis Juris fratmen to a fistfight

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:29 PM

'Alam nyo yung mga ganun, yun ang mga duwag eh. Nambubugbog na walang kalaban laban. Kung hindi lang masama, pwede ko sila hamunin, Mr President,' says the world boxing champion

REWARD. Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to give financial incentive to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver in the Olympics. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Senate to probe UST law student's death due to hazing

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson will lead the probe into the death of Horacio Castillo III

SENATE PROBE. The sister of Horacio Castillo III, Nicole, and aunt Rita speak with senators after attending the session to listen to Senator Miguel Zubiri's privilege speech on the death of the law student on September 20, 2017.Photo from Senate PRIB

Bulldogs secure second win; Growling Tigers remain winless

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Bulldogs survive a third quarter scare by the Growling Tigers led by bench player Regie Basibas

SECOND WIN. The Bulldogs bounce back with the win against the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Law dean Divina insists he's not an active member of Aegis Juris

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Despite a photo of him with members of Aegis Juris, UST law dean Nilo Divina says he has not been actively participating in the fraternity's activities

Youth groups condemn death of UST student Horacio Castillo III

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'To those responsible for this atrocious killing, now’s the time for you to question this barbaric tradition. Did his death justify your sense of brotherhood?' asks the UST Civil Law Student Council

16 Aegis Juris fratmen on immigration lookout

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Department of Justice Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order includes John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the death of law student Horacio Castillo III

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

3 suspects tagged in killing of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Among the suspects is John Paul Solano, the supposed good Samaritan who brought the law student to the hospital

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

Aguirre opposes complete ban on fraternities

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, a member of the Lex Talionis fraternity, says the 1987 Constitution protects people's right to form associations

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says fraternities cannot be completely outlawed because the right to form associations is protected by the 1987 Constitution. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Man who found Castillo's body now 'person of interest' in hazing case

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Manila police will invite for questioning John Paul Solano, the medical technologist who found the body of the UST law student suspected to have died from fraternity hazing injuries

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

Horacio Castillo III wanted to be Chief Justice

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:18 PM

At 22, Horacio Castillo III was certain he would become one of the leaders of the country someday

GONE TOO SOON. UST law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo from Horacio Castillo III's Facebook page

Senators condemn UST law student's death due to alleged hazing

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Senators renew calls for the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995

Photo from Castillo's Facebook profile

Aguirre orders NBI to probe Horacio Castillo III’s death

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:09 PM

The University of Santo Tomas law student is suspected to have died during the hazing rites of the Aegis Juris Fraternity

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Sep 18, 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Aegis Juris, the UST frat allegedly behind latest hazing death

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

One of the 3 fraternities based in the UST Faculty of Civil Law, Aegis Juris subscribes to the motto 'Do no injustice, suffer no injustice'

UST law student Horacio Castillo III dies in suspected frat hazing

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) The parents of Horacio Castillo III say he was recruited by the Aegis Juris Fraternity

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

WATCH: Adamson rookie Tyrus Hill exhibits dunking abilities vs UST

Sep 16, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Tyrus Hill showcases his dunking abilities, but one of them leads to posterizing Jeepy Faundo

OUCH. Tyrus Hill debuts his ability with a painful dunk on Jeepy Faundo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Soaring Falcons bounce back from Ateneo loss to win against the Growling Tigers

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Soaring Falcons hold the lead throughout the game against the Growling Tigers

BOUNCING BACK. The Adamson Soaring Falcons earn their first win in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Late Desiderio 3-pointer gives UP opening win over UST

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Paul Desiderio s triple allows UP to escape the close opening match with a victory

DAGGER. Paul Desiderio nails a dagger three that sealed the win for the Fighting Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 80 men's basketball team rosters

Sep 09, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Find out which players are suiting up for your favorite schools in UAAP Season 80

Akomo, Ouattara given go signal to play for UST, UP

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

UP’s Rob Ricafort was still said to be ineligible due to age requirements

GROWLING DEBUT. Steve Akomo will get to make his debut with the UST Growling Tigers this weekend. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

UST, UP players facing ineligibilty as teams await UAAP decision

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:22 PM

The UAAP Board of Trustees are currently debating on import eligibility and age cutoff issues

INELIGIBILE. UST's star import Steve Akomo's eligibility is under the deliberation of the UAAP board. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

UST Growling Tigers Season 80 preview – The mighty have fallen

Sep 01, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Coming off its worst season since 1994 UST continues its rebuilding phase

REBUILDING. Marvin Lee is one of the building blocks of a UST team seeking to return to its glory days. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Growling Tiger Akomo gives UST something to get excited about

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:18 AM

After an earlier missed connection Steve Akomo will try to help pull the UST Growling Tigers out of the UAAP cellar

GROWLING DEBUT. Steve Akomo didn't get a callback after his first tryout with UST in 2012, but after a stint in Cebu he's back on España with the Growling Tigers. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

UST National Writers’ Workshop 2017 fellows announced

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

This year’s workshop director is Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

UST Growling Tigers edge out UV Green Lancers with half-court buzzer-beater

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Both teams will face off at the finals of the Kim Lope Asis Mayor s Cup Basketball Invitational 2017

Bonleon shines after leaving UST, erupts for 31 points in D-League debut

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:25 PM

In his debut in the PBA D League Embons Bonleon unleashes a massive double double of 31 points and 12 rebounds for AMA Online Education

REDEMPTION. Embons Bonleon says he has worked on cutting down his weight as he sheds pounds and the burden of his exit from UST. Photo by PBA D-League

Mario Bonleon explains why he 'lost the passion' and left UST

May 24, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Growling Tiger Mario Bonleon explains the real reason behind quitting the UST squad

BURNOUT. Mario Bonleon alleges that players with more money are buying playing time, an allegation a UST assistant coach denies. Photo from Bonleon's Twitter account

Growling Tigers clinch first Filoil win, Blazers suffer 4th loss

May 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The UST Growling Tigers end their losing streak with an 8 point win against the UPHSD Altas

UAAP Football: Gayoso has his moment as Ateneo's men seal the deal

May 08, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Jarvey Gayoso has his breakout moment in UAAP while La Salle s return to the championship marks the peak of women s football

CHAMPION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles celebrate their UAAP title. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Unbeaten La Salle crowned UAAP women's football champs

May 07, 2017 - 8:42 PM

DLSU defeats UST 3 1 to win the Season 79 women s football title

CHAMPS. La Salle takes home the women's football title for UAAP Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, FEU seal finals showdown in UAAP Season 79 football

May 04, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Jarvey Gayoso carries Ateneo to a semifinals victory over UST while FEU defeats the defending champions UP

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN. There will be a new UAAP champion as FEU and Ateneo clash for the men's title. File photos

Crunch time in the AFC Cup and UAAP football

May 01, 2017 - 4:38 PM

It s time to stand and be counted for Global Ceres UP FEU Ateneo and UST in their respective competitions

LOFTY GOALS. Amani Aguinaldo will try to help Global reach the AFC Cup knockout stage. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Despite Final Four exit, UST Tigresses walk away with heads held high

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:13 AM

While a loss is a loss the Tigresses opt to maintain a positive disposition as they close this year’s UAAP chapter

POSITIVE. The UST Golden Tigresses bow out of the UAAP Season 79 Final Four but remain positive about their accomplishments this year. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The legend of Mariano Que

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:25 PM

In a way it is impossible to talk about Philippine medicine without mentioning Mariano Que Yet so little was known of the man who built Mercury Drug

PASSING. Founder of Mercury Drug, Mariano Que, passed away last week, as reported on the company's Facebook page on April 14, 2017.

DLSU Lady Spikers back in UAAP Finals, defeat UST in 4 sets

Apr 22, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The Lady Spikers return to the UAAP Finals after putting away the Golden Tigresses in 4 sets

FINALS RETURN. The DLSU Lady Spikers await the winner of the other semifinals matchup between Ateneo and FEU. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: DLSU Lady Spikers vs UST Golden Tigresses - UAAP Season 79 Final Four

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the UAAP Final Four starting at 4 pm

With Final Four in sight, the UST Tigresses refuse to settle

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hindi kami nakukuntento Hopefully makasabay kami doon sa top two teams says UST coach Kungfu Reyes

BACK IN THE FINAL FOUR. UST had waited 4 years to make it back to the Final Four, and they intend to stick around as long as they can. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU stays alive, faces twice-to-beat NU in UAAP men’s volley semis

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:04 PM

FEU eliminates fourth seed UST in straight sets

ON TO THE SEMIS. FEU moves on to the UAAP stepladder semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP 79 Final Four Preview: DLSU Lady Spikers vs UST Golden Tigresses

Apr 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

How do the two teams match up? Take a look at the stats and storylines ahead of the Final Four

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. The defending champion La Salle have twice-to-beat advantage against UST. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dylan Ababou fondly remembers late ex-UST assistant Senen Dueñas

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Ababou vividly recalls unforgettable memories with Drillmaster Dueñas who died Wednesday at age 52

MOURNING. Dylan Ababou (R) mourns the loss of the former UST and Globalport assistant coach Sene Dueñas, who passed away on Wednesday. Photo from PBA Images

VIRAL: UST student council bets draw flak for views on martial law

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

One candidate says martial law shouldn t be feared while another says research should be done first on what it s all about

UST Tigresses book last semis seat, eliminate Lady Bulldogs

Apr 08, 2017 - 3:19 PM

UST outlasts NU in a 5 set match to earn a spot in the Final Four

GOLDEN MOMENT. The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses have made the UAAP Final Four after 4 years of coming up short. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST’s Sisi Rondina draws inspiration from reunion with OFW mom

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Apart from giving back to the UST community Rondina all smiles on and off the court has found the biggest inspiration for her to keep going

INSPIRED. Sisi Rondina is inspired by her mother's return from overseas after 14 years. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler