The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a lookout order against members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity and John Paul Solano who was named by authorities as a principal suspect in the death of UST Faculty of Civil Law freshman Horacio Castillo III.
Solano was initially named a witness in the case after he claimed to have found Castillo’s body in Tondo and then brought it to Chinese General Hospital on Sunday morning.
Solano said he was a part-time medical technologist at San Lazaro Hospital but did not mention that he was also a law student in UST.
He is now facing perjury charges for giving false testimony under oath.
Others in the lookout list are Axel Munro Hipe, Arvin Balag, Mhin Wei Chang, Marc Anthony Ventura, Oliver John Onofre, Joshua Joriel Macabali, Jason Adolfo Robinos, Ralph Trangia, Ranie Rafael Santiago, Danielle Hans Rodrigo, Carl Matthew Villanueva, Aeron Salientes, Marcelino Bagtang, Zimon Padro, and Jose Miguel Salamat.
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All immigration officers were tasked to coordinate with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
“There is a strong possibility that [they] may attempt to place [themselves] beyond the reach of the legal process by leaving the country. We deem the issuance of an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order [in order] to at least monitor the itineraries of [their] flight[s], travel and/or whereabouts,” the order read.
The NBI was instructed to obtain personal information on the Aegis Juris members such as known aliases, date and place of birth, copy of passports or passport numbers, and latest pictures.
In a statement, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called on the fraternity members to clear their names.
“I call upon the persons named in the [lookout order] or anyone who has knowledge of what happened to [Castillo], to come forward, clear their names and share what they know,” he said.