Will justice be attained for the death of Atio Castillo?

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Oct 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

By BENJIE OLIVEROS
Bulatlat perspective

The death due to hazing of 22-year-old Horacio “Atio” Castillo III shocked the public once more. Castillo died while undergoing hazing by his ‘brothers’ from the Aegis Juris fraternity of the University of Sto. Tomas law school.

The public discussion that Castillo’s death generated is comparable to that of Leonardo “Lenny” Villa who died in the hands of his ‘brothers’ from another law school fraternity the Aquila Legis of Ateneo de Manila University in 1991. Villa’s death was the reason why Congress passed the Anti-Hazing law of 1995.

Now, because of Castillo’s death, the Senate is conducting hearings with the end in view of amending the Anti-Hazing law of 1995 and imposing stiffer penalties for violators.

Why did Castillo’s death generate so much news?

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