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Military offers security for Palparan

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FUGITIVE GENERAL  Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, wanted for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students, at the height of his power (left) commanded forces believed to have abducted and summarily executed activists. After three years in hiding, he was caught on Tuesday in Sta. Mesa, Manila, sporting long hair and a goatee. A clean-cut Palparan (right) was presented to the media at the National Bureau of Investigation.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/NBI PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

The military can send troops to the Bulacan Provincial Jail in the City of Malolos, where retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. is detained, to ensure his safety, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prosecutors want Estrada transferred to regular jail

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Six prosecutors have pressed the Sandiganbayan anew to immediately transfer Sen. Jinggoy Estrada from the four-room bungalow in Camp Crame where he is currently detained on a plunder case to a regular jail.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lone informant to get P2M reward for Palparan capture

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A “singleton”—the military’s term for a single, newly recruited informant—will receive the P2-million reward for providing information that led to the capture of fugitive Jovito Palparan in Manila on Wednesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

We’re making progress, say gov’t, MILF panels

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The peace panels hammering out an agreed version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) clarified that they are making “good progress” in their work, completing over 70 percent of the draft bill and with only the “hard issues” left to discuss.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP: No one got US’ $5M reward

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No one collected the $5-million reward offered by the US government for the head of the Malaysian terrorist Marwan, whom the Philippine military reported killed in a US-backed Philippine air strike in Sulu province two years ago, the country’s chief intelligence officer said on Thursday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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