Suspects in hazing incident under lookout list-A A +A
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima instructed on Thursday the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to keep an eye on 17 individuals believed to have direct participation in last month’s violent initiation rites that killed a sophomore college student and injured three others.
Listed in the lookout bulletin order were Cody Errol Morales, Daniel Paul Martin Bautista, Kurt Michael Almazan, Luis Arevalo, Carl Francis Loresca, Esmerson Nathaniel Calupas, Hans Killian Tatlonghari, Jomar Pajarito, Eleazar Pablico III and John Kevin Navoa, who left the country on July 1.
Vic Angelo Dy, Mark Ramos, Mike Castañeda, Tessa Dayanghirang, Yssa Valbuena, alias "Rey Jay" and alias "Kiko" completed the names of suspects.
An LBO does not stop an individual from leaving the country since it is merely a notice to authorities that he is attempting to depart.
De Lima said the "gravity" of the charge and Navoa's departure pushed her to issue the LBO as it is “not unlikely” that other suspects behind the death of Guillo Cesar Servando will attempt to leave the Philippines to evade investigation and trial.
“It, thus, behooves this department, upon the request of the director of the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), to issue an immigration lookout bulletin order against the said individuals in order that their movements may be monitored during the pendency of investigation,” she said.
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Servando died on June 28 after sustaining multiple injuries from the initiation rites conducted by the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity even as his school, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, prohibits students from joining such associations in light of reports on hazing-related deaths.
A Tau Gamma member is already a provisional state witness while another member has expressed willingness to cooperate with the NBI to help solve the case.
The NBI will reportedly file cases against the suspects at the Makati Prosecutor’s Office on Friday. (Sunnex)