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What about the profs? Atio’s parents want harder crackdown on Aegis Juris after UST expels 8 students


The parents of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III urged the University of Santo Tomas to widen the scope of its investigation beyond students after it decided to expel eight Thomasians over the controversy.

In a statement Sunday (February 18), Horacio II and Carmina Castillo asked UST what it intends to do with the teachers of the Faculty of Civil Law who belong to the Aegis Juris fraternity.

“They are as much as involved since they knew about Atio’s death Sunday morning or noon and they did not even call the police to report or at the least surrender to the police the fraternity members,” the Castillos said.

Earlier in the day, UST announced that it will expel the eight students from the Faculty of Civil Law who were involved in Atio’s death.

Atio died after undergoing hazing rites of the Aegis Juris fraternity in September 2017.

Despite being grateful for the fraternity members’ expulsion, the Castillos urged UST to investigate Aegis Juris’ practice of hazing aspiring members.

“Given the time of September to the present, UST should have acted on this beforehand. Well, better late than never,” they said.

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