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Fugitive ex-military general finds support from rightist solon

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A party-list lawmaker, who belongs to the rightist bloc, yesterday urged fugitive ex-general Jovito Palparan to keep on hiding until he could get a fair treatment from the government.

According to Rep. Pastor Alcover of the partylist Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Palparan should ignore calls for him to surrender.

“Just continue hiding,” said Alcover when asked about the controversy involving Palparan. “With Leila de Lima there (at the Department of Justice), I don’t think we can expect a fair trial.”

Palparan, who was also a former member of Congress representing Bantay partylist during the 14th Congress, is facing two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Sherilyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño in 2006.

Palparan was a commander of a military unit in Bulacan when the incident happened. Leftist groups have tagged him as the “butcher” for his alleged involvement in various killings and other human rights violations..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1137-fugitive-ex-military-general-finds-support-from-rightist-solon

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