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Defend Atio as a son, Castillo parents challenge Divina

Defend Atio as a son, Castillo parents challenge Divina

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN THE PARENTS of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III challenged Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina to act on his word and defend Atio “as a son.” “Ilabas niya lahat ng frat members niya. If he really wants to defend Atio, come out. Ilabas niya lahat, all those who did wrong. Meron namang testimonya si Mark [Ventura]. Iniisa-isa naman niya,” Carmina told reporters after a trial on Tuesday. Divina is a member of Aegis Juris, the fraternity responsible for Atio’s death last year. The dean was tagged in the fraternity’s cover-up of the killing. However, Divina has insisted that he is a “non-active member” due to his duties as Civil Law dean. “Hindi niya (Atio) alam na may mangyayari sa kanyang masama. [...] Naniwala siya talaga na walang mangyaya...
Time has come for wounds from Atio hazing case to heal, says Secretary-General

Time has come for wounds from Atio hazing case to heal, says Secretary-General

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III THE TIME has come for the wounds from the hazing case of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III to heal, said Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Jesus Miranda O.P. during a memorial service held on Monday for the first death anniversary of the Civil Law freshman. Castillo died last year after undergoing the initiation rites of the Aegis Juris fraternity. “After a year, don’t you think it’s about time that total healing would already happen? Time heals wounds […] It could be healed through prayers and it can also be healed if justice will be served to those responsible for such an abominable incident,” Miranda said. The Secretary-General added that the Castillo family was not the only one who was “hurt” by the incident but the University as well. “A deep and painful wo...
Civil Law dean, 64 others placed under new immigration lookout order

Civil Law dean, 64 others placed under new immigration lookout order

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JUSTICE SECRETARY Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday issued an immigration lookout bulletin order for 65 persons of interests, including UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, on the case of slain Civil Law freshman and Political Science alumnus Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. The immigration lookout order was issued following a Senate hearing held Oct. 18 which revealed the alleged meeting of some members of the Civil Law-based fraternity Aegis Juris in a hotel in Quezon City to discuss Castillo’s case and the planned cover-up of the victim's death. On Sept. 20, 16 members of Aegis Juris were placed under a previous immigration lookout bulletin order. Former Aegis Juris Secretary Marc Anthony Ventura, accompanied by his mother and lawyer, went to the office of Aguirre on Tuesd...