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UST law dean dismayed with immigration lookout over Castillo hazing death: ‘I’m not party to cover-up’

Oct 26, 2017 @ 16:47

University of Sto. Tomas (UST) law dean Nilo Divina expressed dismay that he has been placed in the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) lookout bulletin.

“It is an unfortunate but not entirely unexpected development,” said Divina who is one of the respondents in the ongoing preliminary investigation being conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the death of hazing victim Horatio “Atio” Castillo III.

“It is clear that I have no liability because I have no prior actual knowledge of the alleged hazing incident and I am not a party to any cover-up,” Divina pointed out.

Regardless, Divina, who is one of the trustees of the Aegis Juris fraternity, assured he will “comply with whatever order the DOJ may issue.”

“In fact, I just came from two overseas business trips. In both cases , I had to cut short my trip and adjust my schedule to be able to attend to Senate Committee and DOJ hearings,” he cited.

“I am committed to fulfill my duties that require my presence. At the same time, I will not hesitate to challenge any act which transgresses my right,” he added.

“I remain confident that in time my name will be cleared and I will be vindicated,” Divina stated.

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