- Slain UST law freshman’s father expressed pity for fratmen tagged in his son’s hazing death
- He said they have ruined their lives, won’t be lawyers anymore
- He also denounced deliberate plan by fraternity to cover up his son’s death
MANILA, Philippines – They ended one life, now their lives will be over too.
The father of slain UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III had this to say to the Aegis Juris fratmen tagged in his son’s death; saying he also pities them despite his anger as he knows they’ve destroyed their own future as lawyers.
“Naaawa rin ako sa kanila. Kasi their lives are over. Kasi wala nang mangyayari sa kanila. Do you think magiging lawyer pa sila? Hindi na. Tapos na ang buhay nila,” GMA News quoted Horacio Castillo II.
[I also pity them. Because their lives are over. Because they can’t do anything now. Do you think they can still become lawyers? No. Their lives are over.]
Castillo added he also feels for the fratmen’s parents, especially their fear that their sons might be locked up in prison.
“I pity them. Siyempre nagagalit ako pero looking at the parents of Trangia, you know, the fear na kung ano mangyayari sa anak nila later on,” he said.
[I pity them. Of course I am angry but looking at the parents of Trangia, you know, the fear of what might happen to their son later on.]
“Justice will prevail, and they know that,” he added.
Ralph Trangia, a suspect in Castillo’s death, was present at the Senate hearing together with his parents.
The elder Castillo also denounced the fraternity’s attempted coverup of his son’s death especially after their group chat on Facebook was revealed at the Senate inquiry.
“Nakita namin na [We saw that] indeed there was an intention to cover up. And what was striking is a lot of lawyers are involved in this. It’s so conduct unbecoming of them,” he said.