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The Most Triggered Reactions To SC Ordering Arvin Balag's Release
The alleged Aegis Juris Grand Praefectus gets to spend Christmas at home
by John Paulo Aguilera | Dec 22, 2017
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The Supreme Court has ordered the release from Senate detention of one of the primary suspects in the investigation for Horacio "Atio" Castillo III's death due to hazing.

Supposed Aegis Juris Grand Praefectus Arvin Balag was cited in contempt for invoking his right against self-incrimination then taking it back during an October hearing. This resulted in him being held in custody.

The resolution, which was issued by the court on December 12 but only made public today, allowed "the immediate release of (the) petitioner," who has been in the Senate for more than two months. Balag has already filed a petition for certiorari to nullify the contempt charges, aside from pending accusations of murder and perjury.


Handling the investigation, Chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and Senator Panfilo Lacson has this to say:

Atio's father Horacio Castillo, Jr. still believes that they will get the justice that the victim deserves.

Meanwhile, the name of the alleged Aegis Juris leader trended on Twitter following news of him being freed a few days before Christmas.


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