MANILA - Lawyer Lorna Kapunan, who is assisting the parents of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, claims University of Santo Tomas Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina could also be responsible for the recruitment of the law freshman, which eventually led to his death by hazing.
Speaking to ANC on Monday, Atty. Kapunan said even the flyers used by Aegis Jvris to recruit neophytes bear the face of Divina, who earlier claimed that he's been inactive with the fraternity since assuming deanship.
"Atio would not have joined where it not for a flyer. And in that flyer of the fraternity, there is a picture there of the dean," said Kapunan, adding that the picture of Divina, and the fact that the law dean is a member of Aegis Jvris convinced Castillo to join.
"It's as if the dean himself that is effectively recruiting the neophytes," the lawyer added.
Divina has already denied these allegations and filed libel charges against Kapunan for implicating him in the recruitment of the 22-year-old hazing victim.
Despite the libel charges, Kapunan said the Castillos stand by their statement.
Atio's parents already filed charges against the UST Civil Law Dean and the trustees of Aegis Jvris Foundation for violating the Anti-Hazing Law.