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I did not order abduction of student activists – Palparan By Benjamin B. Pulta 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I did not order abduction of student activists – Palparan

By Benjamin B. Pulta 07/09/2011

Retired Army general Jovito Palparan has formally denied he ordered his men to abduct Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, two student activists who disappeared five years ago.

Speaking to reporters before the Department of Justice (DoJ) panel’s preliminary investigation hearing yesterday, Palparan said: “I am strongly denying that. What will you admit if there is nothing to admit?”
He added his critics only label him as a butcher to give him a bad reputation.

“Ang alam ko diyan sa berdugo, hindi na mabubura yan sa isip nila. Ibebenta nila yan sa media at sa publiko to put me down para maging credible ang accusation nila sa akin. And that is also against the Armed Forces and the government,” said Palparan who also served as party-list representative from 2007 to 2010..... MORE

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