Suspect in Servando hazing wants to turn witness


Posted at Aug 07 2014 04:17 PM | Updated as of Aug 08 2014 12:30 AM


MANILA – One of the accused in the hazing death of De La Salle – College of St. Benilde student Guillo Servando has expressed desire to turn witness.

Clad in bullet-proof vest and a jacket, Tau Gamma Phi fratman Luis Solomon arrived at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to file his supplemental affidavit.

Solomon's lawyer said his client's application to be placed under the Department of Justice's Witness Protection Program has yet to be approved.

The case is still in the preliminary investigation. Arrests can only be made once probable cause is established and charges are filed in court.

Solomon is one of the respondents in the hazing case facing charges of violation of Section 4 Republic Act 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law.

Among the respondents is Cody Errol Morales, reported to be the head of Tau Gamma Phi fraternity-De La Salle chapter.

The other respondents are Daniel Paul Bautista, Esmerson Calupas, Jemar Pajarito, Kurt Michael Almazan, Luis Solomon Arevalo, Carl Francis Loresca, Hans Killian Tatlonghari, Eleazar Pablico III, John Kevin Navoa, Vic Angelo Dy, Mark Andrew Ramos, Steven Jorge Peñano, Mike Castañeda, Tessa Dayanghirang, Alyssa Valbuena, Justice Francis Reyes, an alias Kiko, an alias Bea and another unidentified suspect.

The Bureau of Immigration earlier revealed that Navoa, Calupas, Tatlonghari and Pablico have already fled the country.

A lookout bulletin order has been issued against the rest of the respondents.