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MANILA, Philippines -- Two days after his father said he would surrender, Gian Angelo Velus, the prime suspect in the hazing death of San Beda law freshman Marc Andrei Marcos is still nowhere to be found.
Last week, Velus’ father, former Dasmarinas City, Cavite councilor Angelito “Itan” Velus, had assured Bulalacao his son would surrender Friday.
But on Sunday, asked by InterAksyon about developments, Senior Superintendent John Bulalacao, Cavite provincial police director, said in a text message: “Hindi pa, mukhang hindi su-surrender (No, it seems he won’t surrender).”
The Velus family owns the Dasmarinas farm where the hazing that led to Marcos’ death took place last weekend.
The young Velus, a fourth year law student at San Beda-Alabang and an officer of the Lex Leonum Fraternitas, and two female helpers at the farm were positively identified as the ones who brought Marcos to the De La Salle University Medical City last Sunday night.
Marcos died at the hospital Monday afternoon.
Police have filed murder charges against the three and are working to identify at least 20 other suspects who took part in the hazing.
However, the Marcos family have also filed their own murder complaint against several suspects, including Velus and his father.
Bulalacao said investigators are working to get a warrant of arrest issued against Velus.
He also hinted of a bounty for Velus if he continues to remain in hiding.
Marcos, who was buried in his hometown of Ramos, Tarlac on Sunday was the second San Beda law student to die from injuries inflicted during fraternity initiation rites this year.
In February, Marvin Reglos died at the hands of members of the Lambda Rho Beta fraternity.