Nilo Divina, 20 other Aegis lawyers face SC motu propio probe
The Supreme Court has required University of Sto. Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina along with 20 other lawyers implicated in the hazing death of Horacio Castillo III to answer their alleged involvement in the celebrated case.
In an en banc notice, Divina and other lawyers were given 10 days to file their comment on a Senate panel recommendation, suggesting their disbarment for their intricacy in Castillo’s death.
The high court treated the Joint Committee report by the public order on dangerous drugs and justice and human rights as a formal complaint, hence the SC’s motu propio action.
Aside from Divina, the lawyers now facing SC investigation are:
Alston Kevin Anarna
Edzel Bert Canlas
Cesar Ocampo Ona
Gaile Dante Acuzar Caraan
Henry Pablo Jr
Jet Dela Peña Villaroman
Cesar Dela Fuente
Niño Kjell Servañez
Manuel Angelo Ventura III
Irvin Joseph Fabella
Allan Christopeher Agati
They are alumni of the Aegis Juris Fraternity and were accused of covering up Castillo’s death.