Loyal to the end: Dog guards last day of Atio's wake


Posted at Sep 27 2017 12:52 PM | Updated as of Sep 27 2017 12:55 PM

MANILA - On the last day of the wake for law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, his dog "Lega" refused to leave his side.

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri shared on Instagram a photo of the Golden Retriever sitting under the coffin of the University of Santo Tomas student.

"This is heart breaking," wrote Zubiri, a friend of Castilllo's father.

A separate video by ABS-CBN News also showed Lega wearing a "Justice for Horacio" shirt while looking at Castillo's casket before the interment Wednesday afternoon.

Lega has taken to visiting her master's bedroom and wonders why he has not come home yet, his uncle Gerardo Castillo earlier said.

"My dearest Atio, Lega misses you so bad that she wants to kiss you but she cannot comprehend why you are no longer with her," Gerardo said in a Facebook post.

"Do you know Atio she goes to your room and wonder why you have not come home yet but I know she knows something must have gone wrong."


Castillo, 22, died of massive injuries after an apparent Aegis Jvris fraternity hazing. He will be laid to rest Wednesday.