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Facebook to preserve UST Aegis Juris fraternity chat thread – MPD

Facebook Philippines has agreed to preserve all online conversation of some Aegis Juris fraternity members discussing supposedly what action to take following the death of neophyte, Horatio Castillo III.

Manila Police District (MPD) Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel told Senate probers they were working on making the said “thread” conversation in the Facebook messenger of fraternity members part of the evidence against the respondents.

At least 42 have been named respondents in the death of Castillo, University of Santo Tomas (UST) freshman law student.

“We have communicated the matter to Facebook Philippines already and they have favorably acted on our request to preserve all these chat message together with all relevant threads, FB profiles, pertaining to all those who were engaged in that chat room. We’re just waiting for the order of the regional trial court (RTC) of Manila in order that they can officially furnish us official and authenticated copies of all those messages that have been communicated through FB messager and through FB,” he said to Sen. Panfilo Lacson.

Once authenticated, it will be submitted as part of the evidence, Coronel added.

“And the charge may include all others who were not mentioned by PG (Prosecutor General Jorge) Catalan (Jr.)?” Lacson, chair of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs, asked to which he was given an affirmative answer.

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