Rappler's latest stories on hazing
Because the Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration orders all 437 city-controlled public schools to close from Wednesday through Friday
President Duterte says he ordered the dismissal of police involved in a form of hazing he finds detestable
The Philippine National Police Academy wants erring cadets out early in the police service
The prosecution will present its first witness on August 14
(UPDATED) The Department of Justice dismisses the petition of the parents of Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III as it was filed too late. It also denies the petitions for review of Marcelino Bagtang and Ralph Trangia, which means all 10 Aegis Juris fratmen will stand trial for hazing.
With the signing of the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, all forms of hazing are illegal. The law also imposes fines as additional penalties for those who plan and participate in hazing rituals.
The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando
(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
The University of Santo Tomas Office for Student Affairs suspended the recognition of new student organizations for the new school year but did not state any particular reason
Rappler interviews alumni from different batches of the PNP Academy, revealing how a treasured tradition recently wound up as tragedy
The 44 cadets face administrative charges for grave misconduct or neglect of duty
An investigation panel finds that Philippine National Police Academy cadets from lower batches were ordered to join the mauling or else they would be harmed
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Even the PNP's top officials trade blows in jest, says Director General Ronald dela Rosa, who then demonstrates 'playful' punches during a press briefing
''Yung lahat ng dinaanan kong paghihirap, diyan ako naging disiplinado at diyan ako naging director ngayon,' says Dela Rosa
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The team is organized by the Philippine Public Safety College, which oversees the Philippine National Police Academy
But the Philippine National Police says it will not initiate a criminal investigation into a PNP Academy beating that supposedly happened in 2017, adding that the Philippine Public Safety College should start the probe
A source identifies one of the punishers in the 2017 video as one of the victims in the 2018 PNPA graduation mauling: Police Inspector Ylam Lambenecio
'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
'This Court finds probable cause and that there is necessity for placing all the accused under custody in order not to frustrate the ends of justice,' says Manila RTC Branch 40 Presiding Judge Alfredo Ampuan
'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
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 was teary-eyed. I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time,' says Corazon Icasiano, whose son Alex died due to hazing in 1998
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(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
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(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
Ralph Trangia's driver Romeo Laboga contradicts the claim of fraternity member John Paul Solano
(UPDATED) 'Ang talagang naging kapalit dito ay buhay ng isang bata,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
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'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