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LIVE: Senate hearing on death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:14 AM

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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.

Lead fratman in Atio hazing: Prove there was abuse of superior strength

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Arvin Balag invokes the provisions of the law in light of a sensational testimony that names him as being the one who delivered the fatal paddle hit on Horacio Castillo III

GRAND PRAEFECTUS. Arvin Balag is the leader of Aegis Juris fratenity and is named by two of his fraternity brothers so far – John Paul Solano and Mark Anthony Ventura. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

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.

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Oct 18, 2017 - 11:47 PM

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'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

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

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

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

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

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

IN PHOTOS: What SOCO found inside the Aegis Juris frat house

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Manila Police enter the Aegis Juris fraternity house for the first time and are convinced this is 'most probably' where Horacio Castillo III was killed

INSIDE, AT LAST. Members of the Manila Police Distric enter the Aegis Juris Law Resources Center, also known as the frat library. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/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

Drilon admits he underwent fraternity hazing

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:00 AM

'Like Senator Gordon, Senator Lacson, we all went through this in our younger days. We all know what happens in initiation rights when you go through hazing,' says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

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

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

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

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

Mom of Horacio Castillo III wants to meet suspect in son's death

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:52 PM

'Ikuwento niya sa akin paano nila pinatay ang anak ko,' says Carmina Castillo

FAMILY IN MOURNING. Family, friends, and relatives of Horacio Castillo III at the 22-year-old's wake. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

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

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

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

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 fraternity members barred from entering UST

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:03 PM

(UPDATED) UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina puts officers and members of the fraternity under preventive suspension after the death of recruit Horacio Castillo III

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

A hazing

Jul 12, 2015 - 10:39 AM

In October 1954 when asked by the Castro Committee as to the fraternities’ role in UP life the respondents were unanimous in their answers: they existed because they desired power

Rumbles and institutional omerta

Jul 11, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The relationship between UP and its the fraternities especially the war freaks is a paradox – we have a violent activity that everyone knows about but its details are hardly shared with the outside world

#PugadBaboy: Brod

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Brod punchline 2

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Brod punchline 3

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:00 AM

'Brotherhood' kills young dreams

Jul 04, 2014 - 1:30 PM

It is ironic that a “brotherhood” will claim the lives of brothers and and kill young dreams

Aquino condemns hazing: It 'escapes any logic'

Jul 01, 2014 - 1:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the problem is the lack of enforcement of the Anti Hazing Law and vows to consult legal experts to improve it

'ESCAPES LOGIC'. President Benigno Aquino III condemns hazing following the death of a college student during initiation activities. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Death and brotherhood

Aug 03, 2012 - 1:09 PM

Those who belong to fraternities and who now occupy positions of power and authority must show that it is possible to inculcate the deepest sense of brotherhood the greatest loyalty by means other than trial by ordeal