TEN members of the Aegis Juris fraternity allegedly involved in the hazing death of Horacio Castillo 3rd, a freshman law student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday.
The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 40 issued a warrant of arrest against the 10 on Thursday after finding probable cause on the case filed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) for violation of Republic Act 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment. Their surrender pre-empted a press conference by the Manila Police District.
Mhin Wei Chan
Jose Miguel Salamat
Marcelino Bagtang, Jr.
Axel Munro Hipe
Joshua Joriel Macabili
Hans Matthew Rodrigo
John Robin Ramos
“The NBI has taken into custody the 10,” said NBI spokesman Ferdinand Lavin, who presented before the media the fraternity members.
They will be placed in a detention facility in the NBI until the court orders their transfer.
Castillo died during initiation rites by the Aegis Juris fraternity on September 17, 2017. His parents are filing a case against UST, the oldest Catholic university in Asia, before the Vatican for its alleged lack of inaction on the case of their son. ARIC JOHN SY CUA, CATHERINE MODESTO