Hazing suspects to file counter-affidavits next week

  • Written by Hector Lawas
  • Published in Metro
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THE suspects implicated in the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III will file their counter-affidavits next week and refute charges linking them to the law freshman’s death.

The Department of Justice has given them two dates -- October 24 and October 30 -- to file their affidavits and evidence to support their claim of innocence.

On Oct. 24th, those who will file their counter-affidavits are Ralph Cabales Trangia, John Paul Solano, Trangia’s father Antonio, Arvin Balag, Mhin Wei Chan, Ranie Rafael Santiago, Oliver John Audrey Onofre, Jason Adolfo Robinos, Danielle Hans Matthew Rodrigo, Karl Mathew Villanueva, Joshua Joriel Macabali, Axel Munro Hipe, Marc Anthony Ventura, Aeron Salientes, Marcelino Bagtang, Zimon Padro and Jose Miguel Salamat.

They were charged with murder, violation of Republic Act 8049 (Anti-Hazing Law), perjury, obstruction of justice and robbery in connection with the fatal initiation on Castillo.

On the other hand, scheduled to file counter-affidavits on October 30 are UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, Arthur Capili, Nathan Anarna, Lennert Bryan Galicia and Chuck Siazar as well as Vicente Garcia, owner of the building where the alleged hazing took place.
Trustees of the Aegis Foundation Inc. are William Merginie, Cezar Tirol, Oscar Ce, Alexander Flores, Alvin Dysangco, Emmanuel Velasco, Henry Pablo, Gabrial Robeniol, Michael Joseph Fernandez, Allan Christopher Agati, Paulino Yusi, Arnel Bernardo and Edwin Uy.
Castillo succumbed to massive body injuries he sustained during so-called “welcoming rites” of the Aegis Juris Fraternity last September 16.