CEAP blasts hazing

THE CATHOLIC Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) on Wednesday condemned the death of law student Horacio Castillo III who died while undergoing hazing at the hands of Aegis Juris Fraternity members.

In a press briefing during the CEAP National convention held at SMX Convention Center, Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon, the CEAP Advocacy Commission chair, believe that hazing rites don’t have a place in schools.

“The response of the schools is usually to make or review its policies conduct seminar regarding anti-hazing so those especially in Manila talk about it and find ways so that they can ensure the safety and and security of the students,” Alarcon said.

Castillo was buried on Wednesday. His family, classmates, friends and the University of Sto. Tomas family demanded justice for his death. His family is also trying to raise funds for the legal action. Reportedly, members of the fraternity are very influential.

His family and friends who attended the burial at the Manila Memorial park in ParaƱaque city wore shirts printed with #JusticeForHoracio as they called for the prosecution of those involved in the killing.

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