Court orders arrest of PMA cadets, officials in Dormitorio hazing death

Michelle Soriano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 08 2020 11:24 AM

BAGUIO CITY - The Baguio City Regional Trial Court Branch 5 has issued warrants of arrest against 6 cadets and officials of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) involved in the hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio. 

Presiding Judge Maria Ligaya Itliong-Rivera ordered the arrest of PMA 3rd Class Cadets Shalimar Imperial, Felix Lumbag Jr. and Cadet Julius Carlo Tadena for murder for Dormitorio’s hazing death on September 18, 2019. 

No bail was set for their temporary release in the warrant of arrest dated July 7, 2020. 

Also ordered arrested for murder were three officials from the PMA Station Hospital: Capt. Flor Apple Apostol, Maj. Maria Ofelia Beloy and Lt. Col. Ceasar Candelaria. 

The court set their bail at P200,000 each. 

Dormitorio, 20, died inside the PMA barracks after experiencing beatings. He was confined a the hospital twice and was found to have bruises on his stomach consistent with hazing.