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Zubiri: ‘Amended Anti-Hazing Law dedicated to Atio Castillo’

THE amended Anti-Hazing Law is dedicated to Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd, the freshman law student who wanted to make a difference but whose life was cut short with his death in the hands of his so-called “brothers” in the fraternity, a senator said on Thursday. “Ito’y isang batas na I’m dedicating to Atio Castillo,” said [...] The post Zubiri: ‘Amended Anti-Hazing Law dedicated to Atio Castillo’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 12th, 2018

UST suspends recognition of fraternities, sororities in anti-hazing move

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has ceased to officially recognize fraternities, sororities, and other similar organizations in its strongest anti-hazing move since the death of law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III on Sept. 17 of last year, according to a memorandum signed by Office for Student Affairs (OSA) Director Ma. Socorro S. Guan Hing. […] The post UST suspends recognition of fraternities, sororities in anti-hazing move appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

DOJ indicts 11 Aegis Juris members over fatal hazing of Atio Castillo

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice has recommended filing anti-hazing charges against 10 members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity over the fatal ha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Senate bill bans all forms of hazing, sets harsh penalties

  The Senate has started deliberations on the Anti-Hazing Act that one senator wanted to be called the Atio Castillo law, in memory of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman who died during a fraternity initiation rite last year.   Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday sponsored on the floor Senate Bill 1662, or the proposed Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, that prohibits "all forms of hazing" in fraternities, sororities and similar organizations.   Lacson's bill came on the heels of the Senate findings and recommendations on the death of Castillo in September last year while undergoing initiation by members of the Aegis Juris fraternity.   'Writ...Keep on reading: Senate bill bans all forms of hazing, sets harsh penalties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Frats urged to study new law on hazing

The parents of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III urged youth organizations, especially fraternities and sororities, to study the new anti-hazing law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Duterte signs stricter Anti-Hazing Law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Anti-Hazing Law that imposes harsher penalties on violators. Signed on June 29 was Republic Act (RA) 11053, or the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018. Copies of RA 11053 were sent to the media only on Wednesday. The law, which amended the 22-year-old RA 8049, bans all forms of hazing practiced [...] The post Duterte signs stricter Anti-Hazing Law appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

10 fratmen in Atio hazing transferred to Manila jail

A Manila court yesterday ordered the transfer to the city jail of the 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members tagged in the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Court orders transfer of Aegis Juris fratmen to Manila City Jail

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 ordered the transfer to the Manila City Jail of the 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged with hazing in the death of law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi Umali signed the commitment order ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Arraignment of Aegis Juris fratmen over Atio fatal hazing case moved to July

The arraignment of the members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity members accused in the fatal hazing of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III has been moved to July 24......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Hazing suspects’ parents eye lawsuit vs Manila cops

The parents of the 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged with the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas law student Horatio "Atio" Castillo III will file criminal and administrative charges against some Manila police officers for allegedly forcibly entering one of the suspects' house. In a letter addressed to National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, the parents claimed that several policemen barged into Ralph Trangia's house on March 22 in an attempt to implement the arrest warrant issued by a Manila judge. Along with Arvin Balag, Oliver John Onofre, Mhin Wei Chan, Axel Munro Hipe, Juan Miguel Salamat, John Robin Ramos, Danielle Hans Matthew Rodrigo, Joshua ...Keep on reading: Hazing suspects’ parents eye lawsuit vs Manila cops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Parents of accused frat members in Atio hazing death want them under NBI custody, not MPD

Parents of the 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged for the death of hazing victim Horatio “Atio” T. Castillo want their children to remain under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and have sought to stop their transfer to the Manila Police District (MPD)......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Judge inhibits from Atio hazing case

A MANILA Regional Trial Court judge has decided to inhibit himself from handling the hazing death of UST freshman law student Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III. In a seven-page resolution issued by the MRTC Branch 40 dated March 23, 2018, Judge Alfredo Ampuan granted the request of two Aegis Jvris Fraternity….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Judge in Atio hazing death case inhibits

THE Manila Regional Trial Court judge handling the hazing death case of UST freshman law student Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III has decided to inhibit. In a seven-page resolution issued by the MRTC Branch 40 on March 23, Judge Alfredo Ampuan granted the request of Aegis Juris Fraternity members John Robin….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Atio hazing; Fratmen’s parents seek National Bureau of Investigation custody

MANILA, Philippines — The parents of 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged in the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III yester.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Brotherhood up to the end: Aegis Juris fratmen surrender together

MANILA, Philippines – In the past they looked every bit like lawyers. On Friday, they looked like frightened sons, as they headed off to jail for the non-bailable charge of hazing. The 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged in the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

10 fratmen surrender to NBI

THE 10 accused in the hazing death of law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd, all members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity, “voluntarily” surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday. “They surrendered ‘to ensure their safety.’ They were accompanied by their parents and lawyers,” NBI spokesman Ferdinand Lavin told reporters in a news [...] The post 10 fratmen surrender to NBI appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

10 Aegis Juris fratmen surrender to NBI

THE 10 Aegis Juris members linked to the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III on Friday voluntarily surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Fraternity members Min Wei Chan, Jose Miguel Salamat, John Robin G. Ramos, Marcelino Bagtang, Jr., Arvin A. Balag, Ralph Trangia, Axel Munro […] The post 10 Aegis Juris fratmen surrender to NBI appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

10 Aegis Juris fratmen now in NBI custody

MANILA, Philippines – The 10 Aegis Juris fraternity members charged for the hazing death  of freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III were put under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday, March 23. The following are undergoing booking procedures as of writing:  Mhin Wei Chan Jose Miguel Salamat John Robin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Court orders DOJ to comment on bid of Atio case accused to post bail

                  The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 40 has given the prosecution untilMonday, March 26, to comment on the omnibus motion filed by the accused in the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III.   Aegis Juris fraternity members Axel Munro Hipe and Oliver John Audrey Onofre have asked the court to allow them to post bail, to disqualify Mark Anthony Ventura from the Witness Protection Program, and to quash the information (charge sheet).   In addition, fraternity member Ralph Trangia filed a motion seeking to suspend the issuance...Keep on reading: Court orders DOJ to comment on bid of Atio case accused to post bail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

WATCH | 10 Aegis Juris members ordered arrested

The Manila Regional Trial Court on Thursday ordered the arrest of 10 members of the Aegis Juris fraternity implicated in the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo III in September last year. Branch 40 Judge Alfredo Ampuan issued the order. The Philippine Star listed the following as having been […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018