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Palparan’s flight means guilt–DOJ

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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

Flight means guilt and retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan’s lamming it for three years means he has responsibility for the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, a state prosecutor said on Tuesday after the capture of one of the Philippines’ most-wanted fugitives.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No justice until Palparan confesses, says mother of abducted UP student

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Concepcion Empeño (center) and Erlinda Cadapan, mothers of missing UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan hold pictures of their daughters during a meeting with Sen. Mar Roxas. The mothers are seeking help from Roxas to find their missing children who were believed abducted by the military in Bulacan.  RODEL ROTONI

“There’s no justice until he admits he abducted my daughter and killed her,” said Erlinda Cadapan, mother of University of the Philippines student Sherlyn Cadapan who was allegedly kidnapped by soldiers under the command of Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, who was captured in Manila early Tuesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why didn’t gov’t see the disappeared?

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President Aquino: ‘You would be judged’ //inset Desaparecido Jonas Burgos, whose case remains unresolved. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ringing phone keeps hope alive for missing coed’s ma


University of the Philippines coeds Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño have been missing for seven years now, but Cadapan’s mother says her daughter’s mobile phone still rings when she dials it, giving her hope the two may still be alive.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »