Divina planning to resign from Aegis Juris frat

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UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina faces members of the Senate in a hearing on Sept. 26, Tuesday. Photo by Maria Charisse Ann G. Refuerzo

Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina said on Thursday he was planning to resign from the Aegis Juris Fraternity following the death of law freshman Horacio Castillo III in hazing rites.

“I am seriously considering [resigning] but not now. [The resignation] will have no bearing on the ongoing investigation,” Divina told the Varsitarian.

Divina, the fraternity’s most prominent alumnus, earlier said he took a leave from Aegis Juris eight years ago when he became law dean, and no longer participated in its activities.

Divina has also said he was not aware of the hazing activity held by the Aegis Juris fratmen. Hazing is prohibited in UST, he said.

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Divina said they would undertake a review of Civil Law’s policies on fraternities and sororities to prevent hazing.

The law dean has urged the Aegis Juris fratmen involved in Castillo’s death to turn themselves in to the authorities and face the consequences of their actions.

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