It’s been a month now since the case of Horacio Castillo III, a UST law freshman student who was allegedly killed during hazing rites, made the headlines and so far, the truth is only starting to rear its ugly head.
During a Senate hearing on Wednesday, police investigators showed a presentation that revealed the alleged group chat of various Aegis Juris members apparently trying to cover up Castillo’s death.
Here, they talked about the circumstances surrounding the death of Castillo, how they would deal with it, and what they should do to protect themselves.
Ironically, the frat’s motto “Do no injustice, suffer no injustice” was also mentioned by some members as a reminder for their other wavering colleagues to keep going strong despite the ordeal they were facing following Castillo’s death.
It also didn’t help their case that at one point, there was a heated moment between Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and Aegis Juris leader Arvin Balag when the latter invoked his right against self-incrimination after he was asked a simple question of whether he was the President (Grand Praefectus) of the fraternity. In the end, Balag was cited in contempt for evading the question then detained after the hearing.
Needless to say, netizens were all sickened following the new development in the case. Here’s the reactions from revolted netizens:
Even Senator JV Ejercito is disturbed
Justice must be served
There’s no escape from a haunting conscience
Sham and shame
Rotten to the core
Getting away with murder 101
Can’t fight without being in groups, can you?