Ventura a ‘Trojan horse’? Lacson questions witness credibility

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Aegis Juris member-turned witness Marc Anthony Ventura could be a “Trojan horse planted to derail” the investigation into the death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Monday.

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Ventura chokes, refuses to tell all in Senate hazing probe

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Marc Anthony Ventura, a former official of the Aegis Fraternity, clammed up at a Senate hearing on Monday, as he refused to name the frat men present when University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III died of hazing last September 17.

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Parents of Atio Castillo confident of getting justice for his death

Tomb of Horacio Castillo III - 31 October 2017

Horacio Castillo Jr. and his wife, Carminia, never imagined that it would be them who would be visiting the tomb of their son, Horacio III, during “Undas,” instead of the other way around. Though still in grief, they said they were confident they could get the justice they were seeking for their son, a 22-year-old law student who died shortly after going through a violent fraternity initiation rite.

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UST law dean says Atio case being exploited for selfish agenda

UST law dean says Atio case being exploited for selfish agenda

University of Santo Tomas Dean of the Faculty of Civil Law Nilo Divina on Monday said a “grave injustice” has been committed with the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III but it should not be used for the persecution of innocent people.

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Aguirre warns journalists for reporting on contents of Ventura’s sworn statement

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has threatened to sue members of the media for reporting the “confidential” contents of the sworn statement of former Aegis Juris officer Marc Anthony Ventura.

On Friday, Aguirre said reporting the contents of Ventura’s sworn statement was a “clear violation” of Republic Act No. 6981 or the Witness Protection Program (WPP) Act.

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Ventura names 23 of 24 frat members at Atio’s tortuous hours

Ventura names 23 of 24 frat members at Atio’s tortuous hours

University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III was already inside the vehicle to be taken to a hospital but was unloaded again to give a member with medical background to revive him, a former official of the Aegis Juris Fraternity turned state witness recounted in his affidavit.

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Frat man testifies 10 brods took part in fatal hazing

Frat man testifies 10 brods took part in fatal hazing

For about four hours, at least 10 members of Aegis Juris took turns beating Horacio “Atio” Castillo III with their fists during his initiation into the fraternity.

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Zubiri: Hazing suspect Solano now ‘fooling the entire nation’

Zubiri: Hazing suspect Solano now ‘fooling the entire nation’

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Wednesday that hazing suspect John Paul Solano is now “fooling the entire nation” as he claimed that University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III died of a pre-existing heart condition and not due to the injuries he sustained during the alleged Aegis Juris fraternity’s hazing rites last September 17.

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