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UST Tigresses knock out FEU Lady Tamaraws

Nov 19, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The UST Growling Tigresses will now face the UE Lady Warriors in the stepladder finals

UST Lady Judokas nab 4th straight crown, Ateneo shares men's title with UST

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the Tiger Judokas are declared co-champions, but their tie will still be reviewed by the UAAP board

DYNASTY. The UST Lady Judokas earn their 4th straight championship title. Photo by Miah Terrenz Provido/The Varsitarian

Growling Tigers snatch first win on their last S80 game against UE

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:29 PM

UST avoids ending Season 80 with a forgettable 0-14 record

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

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

'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

Blue Eagles fortify hold on top spot after win vs UST

Nov 04, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The Blue Eagles pull away from a close third quarter to remain undefeated

FORTIFIED. The Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to seal their spot on top of the standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/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.

Dela Rosa on pension, DDB drug plan, SC on Comelec | Evening wRap

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Green Archers once again dominate Growling Tigers in lopsided fashion

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The Green Archers reset the record for the biggest blowout win this season, defeating UST by 35 points

DOMINANCE. At one point DLSU led by 42 points against the still winless UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Sarr lead Falcons to soar over Growling Tigers

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi save the Falcons from an upset

CLOSE CALL. The Soaring Falcons almost suffered an upset by the Growling Tigers.

Gaye, Salem lift NU Bulldogs over winless Growling Tigers

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Growling Tigers fall to 0-10 on the season

DOMINANCE. Issa Gaye and Matt Salem break out to help the Bulldogs improve their record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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

Lower QS Asian university rankings for UP, Silliman University

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:55 PM

From 8 Philippine universities in 2016, only 6 make it to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Tamaraws get back on the victory road with domination over UST

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Tamaraws blow out the Growling Tigers up with a 26-point lead

BACK TO WINNING WAYS. The Tamaraws end their two-game losing streak with a blowout win over the Growling Tigers. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP breaks 3-game losing streak vs winless UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Jun Manzo splits his charities to win the game for the Fighting Maroons with a two-point lead

VICTORY. The UP Fighting Maroons break their 3-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

UE Red Warriors nab first victory at UST's expense in battle of winless

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:31 PM

The Red Warriors beat the Growling Tigers to nab their first win this season in their final game of the first round.

FIRST WIN. The Red Warriors escape the tight final quarter to nab their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte meets with parents of Horacio Castillo III

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The meeting comes a week after hazing victim Horacio Castillo III was buried at the Manila Memorial Park

HAZING CASE. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of the late Horacio Castillo III in Malacañang on October 4, 2017. Malacañang photo

Green Archers trump winless Growling Tigers

Sep 30, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Green Archers' 29-point victory is the biggest blowout of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament

BACK TO WINNING WAYS. The defending champions bounce back big time from their lost to UP, pummeling the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The attempt to set a new Guinness world record is part of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month

#THANKYOUTEACHER. UST students vie for the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Sentence at UST in observance of National Teacher's Month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/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

Boy Sablan remains light-hearted amid UST's decade-worst 0-5 start

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

For Boy Sablan, it all boils down to the single, unifying trait that has made UST what is today, 406 years later: faith.

KEEPING THE FAITH. Despite the losing streak, UST coach Boy Sablan says he's seen significant player development among his young team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles survive UST's threat to remain undefeated

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Growling Tigers' 0-5 record is the worst start for UST in a decade

CAREER-HIGH. Matt Nieto makes a dagger three and attains his career high of 22 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Family, friends, supporters bury Horacio Castillo III

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'Brotherhood that seeks to harm in order to bond does not come from God, but from the devil,' says the priest during Castillo's funeral mass

photos by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

DOJ orders release of Castillo hazing suspect John Paul Solano

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:52 PM

'His release does not mean that he is already off the hook or the case against him is dismissed,' says Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan

RELEASED. John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the killing of Horacio Castillo III in Manila Police District headquarters, Manila. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Solano set for release? MPD will appeal to keep him confined

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Manila police chief Joel Coronel says they will file a motion for reconsideration if ever the Department of Justice orders the release of John Paul Solano

SUSPECT. MPD chief Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel with suspect John Paul Solano (right) at the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson on September 22, 2017. Photo from the official Twitter page of the office of Senator Panfilo Lacson

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

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

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

DIP. Vice President Leni Robredo's satisfaction ratings dropped by 11 points from 37% in Deecember to 26% in April, based on a survey by the Social Weather Stations. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

FEU sparks late 3rd quarter comeback to crush Growling Tigers

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:09 PM

A balanced effort by the Tamaraws sparked a 16-2 run, that ultimately sealed the win for the Tamaraws

ESCAPE. The FEU Tamaraws exacted revenge on the Growling Tigers' dominant start.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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.

FULL TEXT: Facebook Messenger chat of alleged Aegis Juris fraternity members

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

An Aegis Juris fraternity member surfaces to confirm he is one of the 7 persons in the viral screenshots of a Facebook Messenger chat where the hazing of neophyte Horacio Castillo III was planned

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

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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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

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