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Palparan faces more charges of human rights abuses

Retired Gen. Jovito Palparan during a press conference. On his right is his counsel Atty. Narzal Mallares. Tetch Torres-Tupas/INQUIRER.net

People were brutally killed wherever Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan was assigned, but no one dared to bring charges against him for fear of ending up like his victims, the Philippines’ top human rights advocate said on Wednesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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. RODEL ROTONI/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“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 »

You vowed to help, Edita Burgos reminds Aquino


Exactly seven years after the abduction of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, his mother Edita has reminded President Aquino of his promise to conduct a “dedicated and exhaustive investigation” that would eventually reunite her with her son.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Slow justice gets Zambo Sur ex-gov Cerilles off the hook

Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Aurora E. Cerilles: Off the hook. http://www.congress.gov.ph

The Sandiganbayan has dismissed graft charges against Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Aurora E. Cerilles and two others because of “inordinate delay” in the filing of the case by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CHR launches probe into PMA cadet’s dismissal

Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia. Photo from Facebook

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has begun an investigation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) after the parents of graduating Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia complained on Feb. 26 the academy violated their son’s right to due process when it dismissed him for breaking the academy’s Honor Code.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »