ANOTHER AEGIS Juris Fraternity member turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, on the same day the remains of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III, a freshman at Civil Law, were laid to rest.
Jason Adolfo Robiños, a fifth-year Civil Law student and treasurer of Aegis Juris, presented security footage of his boarding house to prove he was not present during the hazing rites that led to Castillo’s death.
Robiños denied being an active member of the fraternity because of health problems, in a Senate inquiry on Castillo’s death on Monday.
He also denied undergoing hazing rites when he joined the fraternity in 2013.
Robiños is the third suspect to surrender to the Manila Police District.
Medical technologist John Paul Solano surrendered on Sept. 22 and was charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, robbery and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law on Monday.
Solano claims he was at home during the hazing rites and was only told to go to the fraternity office to revive Castillo, who had collapsed.
Also on Sept. 22, Aeron Salientes went to the police and claimed he was not present during the hazing rites.
Robiños and Salientes are facing complaints of murder, violation of the Anti-Hazing Law and robbery, along with Aegis Juris Fraternity members Axel Munro Hipe, Arvin Balag, Mhin Wei Chan, Marc Anthony Ventura, Oliver John Onofre, Joshua Joriel Macabali, Ralph Trangia, Ranie Rafael Santiago, Danielle Hans Rodrigo, Carl Matthew Villanueva, Marcelino Bagtang, Zimon Padro, and Jose Miguel Salamat.
Antonio Trangia, father of Ralph Trangia and owner of the vehicle that brought Castillo’s body to Chinese General Hospital last Sept. 17, was also charged. His wife Rosemarie was charged with obstruction of justice for being an accomplice in the escape of her son to Chicago, via Taiwan, on Sept. 19.
Also charged were members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity and its sister organization Regina Legis et Juris Sorority.