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Gigisahin? Lacson summons 14 people tagged in Castillo’s death to Senate probe

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Senator Panfilo Lacson has summoned 14 people to the second Senate hearing on the death of UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III scheduled on Wednesday.

Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, has issued subpoenas to 14 individuals including one of the main suspects Ralph Trangia.

Trangia and his mother Rosemarie fled the country last September 19, a few days after the death of Castillo. They returned to the country last week after staying for weeks in Chicago.

Aside from Trangia, other summoned to the probe are: Arvin Balag, Aeron Salientes, Mhin Wei Chan, Mark Anthony Ventura, Oliver John Audrey Onofre, Ranie Rafael Santiago, Zimon Padro, Joshua Joriel Macabali, Karl Matthew Villanueva, Jose Miguel Salamat, Danielle Hans Matthew Rodrigo, Axel Munro Hipe and Marcelino Bagtang.

All of the 14 personalities are among those facing charges for murder, robbery, and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law in connection with Castillo’s death.

Castillo died of massive heart attack after allegedly attending hazing rites of UST’s Aegis Juris fraternity.

Another suspect in Castillo’s death, John Paul Solano, already appeared in the first Senate hearing held last September 25. Solano denied involvement in the initiation rites of Castillo and has since been released from police custody.