Saturday, December 31, 2011

Army receives arrest order vs Palparan

COLONEL Oscar Lactao, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, confirmed to have received a copy of the arrest warrant issued against retired Major General Jovito Palparan.
Palparan was ordered arrested by the Regional Trial Court in Bulacan for his alleged involvement in the abduction and disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen EmpeƱo, both students of the University of the Philippines (UP).
The two activists were allegedly abducted on July 26, 2006 in Hagonoy, Bulacan.
Lactao said they received the arrest warrant against Palparan last week.
He said although they have not received any information on the possible presence of Palparan in Negros, they will closely monitor the area of any possibility of his presence in the province.
Progressive groups have branded Palparan “The Butcher” for his alleged involvement in the extra-judicial killings when the military was implementing the counterinsurgency campaigns Oplans Bantay Laya 1 and 2.
Police Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome announced earlier that the government has offered a P500,000 reward to anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest of Palparan. (TED)
Friday, December 30, 2011

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