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Duterte’s Lex Talionis doesn’t hurt its neophytes: Aguirre says they haven’t forgotten 3 brods killed in hazing

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Unlike others, President Rodrigo Duterte’s Lex Talionis fraternity does not condone violence against its neophytes.

“Sa aming initiation rites bawal na violence,” assured fellow frat brother, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

Aguirre explained Lex Talionis had it worse as he recounted three neophyte members have died from hazing.

“We were really very sorry for that,” he admitted.

“Nag tayo kami ng foundation sa aming brother na namatay,” he noted.
One of the Lex Talionis’ hazing victims was Raul Camaligan who died in 1991 during a hazing conducted by sacked Immigration Commissioner Al Caparros Argosino and seven other members. The Inquirer reported that Argosino’s group pleaded guilty to the charge of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, a downgrade from the original homicide charge.

Aguirre reiterated his commitment to bring justice to the death of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, 22, a law student of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST).

Castillo died this September after allegedly participating in initiation rites of the Aegis Juris fraternity.

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