Thomasians want Aegis Juris abolished: Only persons with twisted, sociopathic minds will beat up their brother
Students and alumni of the University of Santo Tomas have banded together to demand the abolition of the Aegis Juris fraternity following the death of freshman law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III after undergoing hazing.
In a statement, the Thomasian community expressed its outrage over the brutal way Castillo was killed: beaten up to a pulp, and with melted candle wax and cigarette burns all over his body.
“This is clearly a sadistic and perverted sense of brotherhood. Only persons with twisted and sociopathic minds would willingly beat up their brother, or any person for that matter, to the point of death,” they said.
In addition to the abolition of Aegis Juris fraternity, the Thomasian community want the “brothers” who have knowledge in Castillo’s hazing to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Furthermore, students and alumni of UST want school administrators to release papers bearing the names of all members of Aegis Juris fraternity and its counterpart sorority, Regina Legis et Juris.
They also urge the UST to conduct a thorough investigation on the matter and ensure that all stakeholders are regularly updated about the developments. Those involved, they added, should either be expelled or fired.