Be more proactive in University issues, UST alumni org urges Thomasians

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2010

THE PRESIDENT of the UST Alumni Association on Saturday urged Thomasians to be active on issues faced by the University after the death of law freshman Horacio Castillo III.

“We know something is being done, however, we are not communicating to the general public. [But] it’s time now … to be more proactive.” Henry Tenedero told the Varsitarian in an interview.

In a statement last Oct. 20, the University administration dismissed claims it was indifferent toward the death of Castillo, citing its efforts to cooperate with authorities in their investigation.

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The alumni association denounces the culture of hazing in fraternities and organizations, saying it is against Thomasian values, Tenedero said.

“As Tomasino, we have to be very solid in our values. [H]azing, to us [alumni], is not part of our culture of how we define brotherhood. We are also condemning any form of violence because it is very unchristian [and] not UST in character,” he said.

Tenedero said the alumni association supports the ongoing Senate investigation on the death of Castillo, 22, who was a political science graduate of UST.

The alumni associations of UST and the Faculty of Civil Law decried allegations of a cover-up in the Castillo case in a joint statement last Oct. 6.

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