Poe wants Trangia’s driver summoned

/ 01:05 PM October 18, 2017

Senator Grace Poe asked a Senate panel on Wednesday to summon Ralph Trangia’s driver after his father contradicted John Paul Solano’s earlier statement.

Trangia and Solano, members of the Aegis Juris fraternity, are primary suspects in the killing of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III last September 17.


Solano earlier claimed he was with driver Romeo Laboga and another fraternity member Alvin Balag when they brought Castillo to the Chinese General Hospital (CGH).

But during the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs hearing, Ralph’s father, Antonio, contradicted this by saying he was with his driver that time.


“Yung driver ko po, yung time na allegedly nasasangkot sasakyan namin, kasama ko po,” Antonio told Poe when the senator asked about Laboga’s whereabouts.

“Siguro Mr. chair to be able to verify this new information, apparently the driver, who Mr. Solano testified was one of those he spoke with, at Mr. Antonio was saying was apparently with him at that time, we need to have the driver here,” Poe said.

senate hearing on atio hazing

(From left to right) Jason Adolfo Robinos, John Paul Solano, Ralph Trangia, Arvin Balag, Aeron Salientes, Zimon Padro, Jose Miguel Salamat and Ranie Rafael Santiago. INQUIRER.net / RYAN LEAGOGO

Both Ralph and Antonio refused to confirm that they own the red Mitsubishi Strada used to bring Castillo to the hospital.

This was discovered through the CGH’s closed-circuit television camera footage obtained by the Manila Police District, Chief Supt. Joel Coronel said. /je

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Atio Castillo, driver, hazing, Poe, Probe, Senate hearing, Trangia
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.