Published: Wednesday 20 September, 2017

WATCH Why Richard Yap Cried About Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III’s Hazing Death

Among those who mourned the death of Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III was actor Richard Yap. A friend of the family, Richard Yap could not hold back his tears as he talked about Atio, and his senseless and violent death due to hazing.

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Richard Yap cries as he expresses how painful it is for a parent to lose a child in such a violent way. (YouTube screen grab/ABS CBN News)

Richard knew Atio through his daughter, who is a good friend of Castillo’s only sister, Nicole. Interviewed by ABS CBN at the wake of the hazing victim at Sanctuario de San Antonio on Tuesday, Yap talked about a parent’s pain of losing a child you cared for for so many years only to die the way Atio Castillo did.

“For a parent, grabe iyong sakit,” he said. “Nararamdaman mo sa tatay niya kung gaano kasakit na iyong anak mo na inalagaan mo ay papatayin lang just like that, for no reason at all.”