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‘Yan ang turo sa UST: Gatchalian says Aegis frat president Balag’s testimony is ‘pure imagination, so far from truth’

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Senator Win Gatchalian on Saturday said detained Aegis Juris president Arvin Balag is trying to “imagine things” in order to free himself from liability in the death of Horacio Castillo III.

Balag, a primary suspect in the hazing of Castillo on Sept. 17 that led to his death, claimed in his sworn affidavit that “nowhere” in the medico legal report which stated that the neophyte died from hazing.

“Hindi ko maintindihan ang taong ito dahil ‘yung mga kwento n’ya sa kanyang affidavit ay puro imagination at napakalayo sa pinag- uusapan natin,” Gatchalian said.

Balag is detained at the Senate after he was cited in contempt for not cooperating with the Senate probe on Castillo’s death.

“Siguro ito’y magsilbing lesson na rin sa iba pang witness,” the senator said in a radio interview.

The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, headed by Sen. Piing Lacson, is set to resume the probe on Castillo’s death on November 6.

The panel is set to invite fraternity member Marc Ventura to the third public hearing to detail his sworn statement wherein he narrated the circumstances that led to Castillo’s untimely demise.

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