The Philippine National Police will seek the assistance of the Interpol in tracking down one of the principal suspects tagged in the death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio Castillo III, who was killed during hazing rites over the weekend.
According to Immigration records, Aegis Juris Fraternity member Ralph Cabales Trangia left the country for Taipei, Taiwan last Tuesday. Investigators from the Manila Police District (MPD) are taking this as a sign of guilt.
Aside from Trangia, The MPD named UST law student John Paul Solano and Antonio Trangia as principal suspects.
Solano reportedly gave false statements to authorities regarding details on Castillo’s death after bringing his body to the hospital. Meanwhile, Antonio is believed to be the father of Ralph and owns the vehicle used to transport Castillo's body.
So far, the Bureau of Immigration placed 16 members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity under their lookout bulletin in relation to the case. The following are considered by authorities as persons of interest:
-Mhin Wei Chan
-Marc Anthony Ventura
-Axel Munro Hipe
-Oliver John Audrey Onofre
-Joshua Joriel Macabali
-Jason Adolfo Robiños
-Ranie Rafael Santiago
-Danielle Hans Mattew Rodrigo
-Carl Mattew Villanueva
-Jose Miguel Salamat
-John Paul Solano
It turns out that 5 individuals in this list, including principal suspect Ralph Trangia, were previously arrested for their involvement in a frat war at the Manila Hotel in November last year.
The MPD is also verifying the authenticity of screenshots of a group chat that purportedly discuss the details surrounding the hazing of Castillo.