By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
, Tarra Quismundo
“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.
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.
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.
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.