Published: Friday 22 September, 2017

Atio Castillo’s Dog Checks His Room & Cries at Night Since His Hazing Death

As the family of Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III continues to mourn his death and cry for justice, another family member mourns in silence – his dog Lega. Atio Castillo will never be able to play with Lega again and, somehow, the dog senses that her friend will no longer be coming home.

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Atio Castillo and his dog, Lega, finally reunited at his wake. (Facebook photo/Gerardo Castillo)

Lega check Atio’s room everyday, reveals his uncle, Gerardo, in a Facebook post, probably wondering why her friend has not come home. But, somehow, the dog senses that something is wrong because Lega cries at night as she yearns for Atio’s company.

“My dearest Atio Lega misses you so bad that she wants to kiss you but she cannot comprehend why you are no longer with her,” Gerardo Castillo wrote in the caption of a Facebook photo showing Lega finally reunited with Atio at his wake.

“I see Lega and it seems she sees you still and really cries at night . Do you know Atio she goes to your room and wonder why you have not come home yet but I know she knows something must have gone wrong,” he continued.

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Hazing victim Horacio Castillo III and his dog, Lega. (Facebook)

The older Castillo then vowed to give him justice, “I swear I’ll bring you justice Atio but the sad part you are gone and how I wish I should have just be the one because you have such a great future ahead of you. I love you Atio and same with Lega . Till we meet again .”

Atio Castillo died from extensive injuries due to an apparent hazing. Some members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas are now being sought by the police.

One of the primary suspects is John Paul Solano, an Aegis Juris member who brought Castillo to the Chinese General Hospital. He is currently at large. Another primary suspect, Ralph Trangia, has already escaped, leaving the country for Taiwan and the United States on Tuesday, 1 day before a lookout bulletin was issued for 16 members of Aegis Juris suspected to be involved in the death of Horacio Castillo III.