From the Manila Standard: Senator Panfilo Lacson has expressed hope that there would be no more repeat of the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III in September 2017 after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11053, which imposes penalties such as reclusion perpetua and up to P3 million in fines against those who engage in hazing. Continue reading “📰 Ping wants no more hazing with new law [Manila Standard]”
A measure sponsored by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson to prevent hazing deaths with harsher penalties is now a law.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11053, which imposes penalties such as reclusion perpetua and up to P3 million in fines.
With the law, Lacson expressed hopes there will be no more repeat of the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III in September 2017. Continue reading “Lacson-Sponsored Measure Providing Heavier Penalties vs Hazing Signed Into Law”
Basing it on the evidence gathered and presented during the public hearings conducted by the Senate on the Atio hazing case, the DOJ panel may have overlooked or disregarded the cover-up angle committed by the other frat members not included in the indictment.
The pieces of evidence like the authenticated contents of the group chat participated in by clearly identified members and officers, the video footages and other documents should have been enough for the DOJ to find probable cause to also charge them for being accessories after the fact at the very least.
At a Glance: Findings and recommendations on the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III
At a Glance: Social media chat among Aegis Juris members, regarding the death of ‘Atio’ Castillo
Footage of Aegis Juris members meeting at Novotel
The Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 passes the bicameral conference committee
A measure providing harsher penalties against hazing and attempts at cover-up passed the bicameral conference committee level on Feb. 28, 2018.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs that produced the Senate version of the measure, led the Senate contingent. Leading the House contingent was Justice Committee chairman Rep. Reynaldo Umali.
Lacson committee: Reclusion perpetua, P3M danyos sa mga sangkot sa hazing
Lacson committee pushes reclusion perpetua, hefty penalties vs hazing deaths
At a Glance: Findings and Recommendations on the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III