DOJ issues lookout order vs 17 hazing suspects

Posted at 07/10/14 7:40 PM

MANILA - Justice Secretary Leila De Lima has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (LBO) against 17 suspects in the fatal hazing of De La Salle College of St. Benilde student Guillo Cesar Servando.

The order covers the following individuals:

- Cody Errol Morales
- Daniel Paul Martin aka "Pope"
- Kurt Michael Almazan
- Luis Solomon Arevalo aka "Louie"
- Carl Francis Loresca
- Esmerson Nathaniel Calupas aka "Emeng"
- Hans Killian Tatlonghari aka "Hans Tamaring" and "Hans Tumaneng"
- Jomar Pajarito
- Eleazar Pablico III aka "Trex"
- John Kevin Navoa
- Vic Angelo Dy
- Mark Ramos
- Mike Castaneda
- alias "Rey Jay"
- alias "Kiko"
- Tessa Dayanghirang
- Yssa Valbuena

The LBO was issued upon the request of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Virgilio Mendez; the NBI is investigating Servando's death.

De Lima, in her 5-page order dated July 10, said the LBO was issued "given the gravity of the charge, coupled with the fact that one of the suspects (Navoa), has already left the country on 01 July 2014."

"[I]t is not unlikely that the other suspects behind this heinous crime will attempt to leave the country in order to place themselves beyond lawful processes of the NBI, this department (DOJ), or the courts."

"It, thus, behooves this department... to issue an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order against the said individuals in order that their movements may be monitored during the pendency of the investigation," the order read.

De Lima directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI), through BI Commissioner Siegfred Mision, and the (NBI), through Dir. Mendez, to make the necessary coordination and sharing of relevant information about the subjects of the LBO such as, but not limited to:

- full name (for those known only by alias)
- other known aliases
- date of birth
- place of birth
- copy of passport, or, at least, passport number, and other travel documents
- latest known photographs.

The NBI was also directed to assign at least one contact person whom the BI may call in the event the suspects are spotted at the immigration counters in all points of exit and entry in the country.

While an LBO cannot bar the suspects from leaving the country, it may be remembered that De Lima, in a previous separate case, said authorities may arrest, on the spot, LBO subjects who attempt to flee and charge them with obstruction of justice.

The cases for violation of the Anti-Hazing Law is set to be filed against the suspects on Friday, July 11,