- MPD chief revealed Ralph Trangia’s father promised to surrender himself this week
- He said he and his wife may face obstruction of justice raps for facilitating son’s escape
- He also said police are currently tracking down six other suspects in fatal hazing case
MANILA, Philippines – Manila Police District (MPD) chief Senior Supt. Joel Coronel said Antonio Trangia, the father of Aegis Juris member Ralph Trangia has indicated his intent to surrender himself and the vehicle used to transport the body of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo to the Chinese General Hospital.
“He sent feelers already to facilitate his surrender and even the surrender of the vehicle,” he told ABS-CBN. “Hopefully, within the day until tomorrow, before the Senate hearing, he’ll be appearing here to clarify his participation or involvement. Otherwise, he is still considered a principal suspect.”
The older Trangia owns the red Mitsubishi Strada pick-up which was used to bring Castillo to the hospital following his fatal hazing last week.
His son and his wife were recorded by a CCTV booking a flight at NAIA Terminal 1 last September 19. They are since believed to be in hiding in Chicago, Illinois.
According to Coronel, the Trangia spouses can be held liable for facilitating their son’s escape.
“The father of Trangia, for being part of the conspiracy to obstruct justice and to cover up the case and the mother, because it can be shown that the mother of Trangia has assisted in the escape of her son,” he said.
Coronel added that police are currently looking for six other suspects in the hazing case.
“Most of the suspects are hiding with the assistance and aid of other, mostly frat members. Locating them at this moment is difficult,” he said. “We have (John Paul) Solano but we are going to include the officers, at the very least, of the fraternity, so another six more will be included in the charges.”