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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

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

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:00 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

Hapilon and Maute, war on drugs, Catalonia | Evening wRap

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:02 PM

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Most Filipinos afraid they'd end up like Kian delos Santos – Pulse Asia

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:06 PM

In a poll held a month after the teenager's death, more than three-fourths of Filipinos who knew about Kian delos Santos said they were worried they or somebody they knew would meet the same fate

KIAN'S FATE. A survey shows most Filipinos are worried they could end up like the 17-year-old, who died during a police operation. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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

Court orders arrest of alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert's mom

Oct 14, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Judith Dongon is ordered to appear before a regional trial court to face charges of resistance and disobedience of an agent of a person in authority

 ABU SAYYAF LINKS. Alleged bomb expert Renierlo Dongon (left) and dismissed Police Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza (wearing a hijab) are temporarily detained at a local jail facility in Bohol on Friday, October 13, as they await for a commercial flight back to Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Ortega Ligalig/Rappler

[Newspoint] Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

Baguio garbage woes threaten 'Forevermore' mountain

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

If Baguio Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan is pushed into a corner over the city’s garbage problem, a government property in Mt. Sto. Tomas may soon become the highest garbage landfill in the country

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

[Dash of SAS] Teen widows: the growing legacy of Duterte’s drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men

FAMILY PICTURE. Here is a photo of Hideyoshi and Michel on her phone, propped up against Hyree’s tiny feet. That’s the only family picture they will ever have. All photos by Ana Santos

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

More bishops to protect cops testifying on EJKs

Oct 06, 2017 - 6:56 PM

'We are opening our doors as sanctuary to those who want to stand for the truth,' Bishop Roberto Mallari says, supporting this move by Archbishop Socrates Villegas

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Nanette Castillo grieves next to the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

[OPINION] It’s downhill from here for Duterte

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Worried by the growing opposition, Duterte may, in fact, miscalculate and declare martial law, which may temporarily slow his regime’s descent into crisis but actually accelerate it in the medium-term

Dela Rosa accuses media of painting PNP as drug war 'villain'

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:40 PM

'Observe natin dahil 'onting pagkakamali natin, palalakihin 'yan ng media, sigurado 'yan, sigurado,' claims Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

BIASED? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the media has focused too much on civilian victims of the drug war. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the death of 3 teenage boys

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities party at Star Magic Ball 2017

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:13 AM

Stars pay tribute to Malou Santos and Johnny Manahan

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

[Newspoint] Duterte vs the people's right to know

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal

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

Star Magic Ball 2017: Who will John Lloyd Cruz be bringing to the ball?

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Does her name begin with an E?

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

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign over Angola finally comes to an end when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco is inaugurated as president

FIRST COUPLE. Sworn in Angolan President Joao Lourenco (L) and his wife Ana Dias de Lourenco wave to the crowd at the end of his swearing in ceremony as the new Angolan President on September 26, 2017 in Luanda. Ampe Rogerio/AFP

Solano, SALN, China | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:41 PM

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Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Joao Lourenco vows to attract more foreign investment and said he wants to be recognized as a leader who brought an 'economic miracle' to the southern African country

PRESIDENT. Joao Lourenco shows his inked finger after voting in Luanda, on August 23, 2017 during the general elections. Photo by Ampe Rogerio/AFP

PNP internal probe finds that cops conspired to murder Kian

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:33 AM

The PNP Internal Affairs Service says PO3 Arnel Oares, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO1 Jeremias Pereda planned the killing of Kian delos Santos

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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IN PHOTOS: The Star Magic Ball looks of Bea Alonzo

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM

From a black feathered ball gown to channeling old Hollywood, here's a look at Bea's style through the years

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

Jing Paras files kidnapping complaint vs Hontiveros for taking Kian witnesses

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former lawmaker accuses Senator Risa Hontiveros of taking custody of the witnesses, who are minors, without court authorization

COMPLAINT. Lawyers Jing Paras, Eligio Mallari and Nestor Ifurong file a complaint against Senator Risa Hontiveros before Office of the Ombudsman on September 25, 2017. Photo by 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