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Horacio Tomas Castillo III
File:Atiocastillo.jpg
Student Council portrait
BornHoracio Tomas Castillo, III
(1995-05-26)May 26, 1995
Manila, Philippines
DiedSeptember 17, 2017(2017-09-17) (aged 22)
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Cause of deathHazing
Resting placeManila Memorial Park, Parañaque, Philippines
EducationColegio San Agustin - Makati
UST Faculty of Arts and Letters
UST Faculty of Civil Law
Parent(s)Horacio Castillo Jr.
Carminia Castillo

Horacio "Atio" Castillo III (May 26, 1995 – September 17, 2017) was a 22-year-old Filipino student leader who was killed in a hazing incident performed by the Aegis Juris Fraternity, a law school fraternity affiliated with the oldest law school in Southeast Asia, the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law.

The brutality of his death and the fact that the supposed perpetrators are affluent law students and lawyers affiliated with the prestigious Catholic University of Santo Tomas drew attention of the media to the case. Castillo was also a descendant of Philippine national hero and University of Santo Tomas alumnus Jose Rizal.[1] Castillo was also a descendant of the Philippine General Miguel Malvar.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Castillo figured in a fire in Paco, Manila 2005 where their whole family was rescued. Castillo finished his secondary education at Colegio San Agustin - Makati, and attended the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters. He attained his bachelor degree in Political Science in 2017, and was admitted to UST Law right after graduation. During his undergraduate years, he was a member of the Students' Democratic Party and The Political Science Forum. He enjoyed popularity in the university as an active voice of the student body.[2][3][4]

Death[edit | edit source]

The Senate of the Philippines have conducted hearings. The case is currently under the care of the Department of Justice.[5] He was laid to rest at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque.[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Justice for Atio will soon be served, Duterte tells Rizal descendants".
  2. "Hazing victim Atio Castillo survived Paco fire in 2005".
  3. "Horacio Castillo III wanted to be Chief Justice".
  4. Cabalza, Dexter. "UST students remember 'joyful' Horacio Castillo III".
  5. "TIMELINE: Death of Horacio Castillo III from alleged Aegis Juris hazing".
  6. "Slain student Atio Castillo laid to rest". The Philippine Star. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2019.


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