- FB page shared screenshots of conversation among fratmen believed to be Aegis Juris members
- Conversation covered initiation rites of neophyte believed to be slain UST law freshman
- It also revealed post-initiation talk, with members told to keep quiet and deactivate accounts
MANILA, Philippines – A Facebook community page dedicated to UST law freshman Horacio Castillo III has shared screenshots of an alleged group chat by members of Aegis Juris in connection with the victim’s initiation rites.
The screenshots, which were posted by Hustisya Para Kay Horacio, shows a certain “Axel” inviting his peers at around 9:53 AM on Saturday to join the “fr” (fraternity rites) of their “neo” (neophyte) at the “FL” (fraternity library) in Dapitan, Manila at 9 PM later that evening.
Details of the conversation also showed that the hazing of the neophyte believed to be Castillo was supposed to have been done at the house of another member in Bulacan. However, the venue was switched to the group’s fraternity library after it was learned that a party was being held in his place.
The second part of the conversation starts at 9:11 AM on Sunday, with Axel telling the group chat about an emergency and asking for the cellphone number of “Popoy”.
This time coincides with the victim’s declaration of death at the Chinese General Hospital.
Another member, “Arvin”, then tells everybody to delete their accounts and follow their “code of silence”.
16 members of Aegis Juris have been placed on the Department of Justice’s watchlist amid an ongoing investigation into Castillo’s death:
- Arvin Balag
- Mhin Wei Chan
- Marc Anthony Ventura
- Axel Munro Hipe
- Oliver John Audrey Onofre
- Joshua Joriel Macabali
- Jason Adolfo Robiños
- Ralph Trangia
- Ranie Rafael Santiago
- Danielle Hans Mattew Rodrigo
- Carl Mattew Villanueva
- Aeron Salientes
- Marcelino Bagtang
- Zimon Padro
- Jose Miguel Salamat
- John Paul Solano