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Divina files another libel suit against Kapunan

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina has filed another libel case against feisty lawyer Lorna Kapunan for linking him to the death of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.

This brought to three the number of libel suits Divina filed against Kapunan.

This time; Divina is asking for ₱60 million in damages from Kapunan, who is legal counsel for the Castillo family as well as Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista’s estranged wife, Patricia.

Divina stressed Kapunan’s quote telling him not to be an “obstructionist” conveyed that he had violated the Anti-Hazing Law because he supposedly had knowledge of the activity and failed to prevent it.

“The respondent’s malicious imputation of a crime of violating the Anti-Hazing Law or of committing obstruction of justice is evident,” Divina said.

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