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The judge finds 'evidence of guilt of each of the accused to be strong'
UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan appeals to the public to stop posting and forwarding social media messages related to the student's death
Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority
The University of the Philippines Diliman Student Council has put one of its councilors under preventive suspension for alleged involvement in the hazing activity
(UPDATED) Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison
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History teacher Leloy Claudio, who calls frats virtual gangs, enumerates 5 compelling reasons not to join the brotherhood
Campus police file cases against members of Upsilon Sigma Phi and Alpha Phi Beta over an altercation last November 13
'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
'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'
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
‘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
Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.
(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
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
UP Diliman vice chancellor for student affairs Jerwin Agpaoa says no action has been taken yet, as separate investigations are still ongoing
The administration of the UP Diliman campus says it was still waiting for a report about the car chase
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
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
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
The prosecution will present its first witness on August 14
Intel's policy on non-fraternization bars managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates, says one source
(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'
Ralph Trangia files a petition for review before the Department of Justice
Judge Alfredo Ampuan grants the motion for inhibition despite disagreeing with the grounds cited by the fraternity members
“The Manila Police District is not and cannot be an objective and independent custodian of our children,” the parents tell the NBI
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'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
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
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
'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
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
'We know that they are guilty,' says Atio Castillo's mom Carmina
The Department of Justice drops all charges against UST law dean Nilo Divina
The University of Santo Tomas says its probe will continue 'until all students who were involved in the hazing incident are held administratively liable'
(UPDATED) University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina welcomes the opportunity to answer allegations against him, as contained in the Senate committee report
'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
(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
Castillo's mother Carmina is confident they will have 'the biggest conviction rate' in a single hazing case
DOJ accepts the affidavit of suspect-turned-witness Aegis Juris fratman Mark Anthony Ventura
Castillo's mother calls it a breakthrough that will 'strengthen' their case
(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
(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
Ventura's testimony is seen as a breakthrough in the hazing case, but Senator Lacson asks: could he be a Trojan horse?
There are 4 documents being looked at – the autopsy report, medico-legal report, death certificate, and histopathological report
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
Fraternity member Mark Ventura vows to tell the truth about the initiation rites that led to the death of Horacio Castillo III
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
The fratman asks the Supreme Court to end his detention, a petition which Senator Panfilo Lacson says they will 'fight out'
Mark Anthony Ventura also recalls his own initiation rites, telling senators that Aegis Juris members struck him with a paddle 10 times