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4 of 17 suspects in fatal Servando hazing out of PHL


At least four suspects in the death of alleged hazing victim Guillo Servando have been able to leave the country even before a lookout bulletin was issued against them.
 
On Friday, Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Elaine Tan identified those who have gone out of the country as Esmerson Nathaniel Calupas, Hans Killian Tatlonghari, Eleazar Pablico III, and John Kevin Navoa.
 
The Immigration Bureau earlier reported that Navoa left for the United States last July 1, three days after Servando, 18, was found inside a condominium unit after allegedly undergoing initiation rites of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

Servando was later declared by attending physicians at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

As of posting time, the dates when Calupas, Tatlonghari and Pablico left the country were not immediately available.

Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison earlier said the departure of Navoa could have not been prevented because no hold-departure order was issued in connection with Servando's death.
 
However, he said Navoa may still be deported back to the Philippines if the Department of Foreign Affairs cancels his passport.
 
On Thursday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima issued a lookout bulletin order in order to monitor the movements of the suspects in the death of Servando.
 
De Lima said that with the departure of Navoa, it was "not unlikely that the other suspects behind this heinous crime will attempt to leave the country in order to place themselves beyond the lawful processes of the National Bureau of Investigation, this department, and the courts."
 
For her part, Tan clarified that "an ILBO issued against a person does not necessarily mean that they cannot leave the country, it only directs our immigration officers to coordinate with DOJ and NBI if there is an attempt to depart." 
 
"The decision of our immigration officer whether to allow or deny departure will be based on the advise of DOJ and NBI," she added.
 
The BI is still verifying the travel records of the remaining suspects namely Cody Errol Morales, Daniel Paul Martin "Pope" Bautista, Kurt Michael Alamazan, Luis Solomon "Louie" Arevalo, Carl Francis Loresca, Jomar Pajarito, Vic Angelo Dy, Mark Ramos, Mike Castaneda, Tessa Dayanghirang, Yssa Valbuena, an alias Rey Jay, and an alias Kiko.
 
The DOJ started issuing LBOs in late 2011, following a restraining order from the Supreme Court that barred the agency from issuing watchlist orders and hold departure orders. — RSJ, GMA News
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