By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
The lawyers of retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. asked the Court of Appeals, on Monday, to quash the kidnapping and serious illegal detention case filed against him for the 2006 abduction of two University of the Philippines students in Bulacan province.
The families of missing University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan asked a Bulacan court on Thursday to transfer retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. from a military facility to an ordinary jail in Metro Manila while he stands trial for the kidnapping of their daughters.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
, Tetch Torres-Tupas
Malolos Regional Trial Court Branch 14 Judge Teodora Gonzales granted the petition of Retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. to be transferred to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio Monday.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
, Tarra Quismundo
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, who was arrested last week after almost four years as a fugitive, has apparently lost faith in the present leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, according to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official who spoke to Palparan right after his arrest.
By Tarra Quismundo
The panel of government lawyers pursuing criminal charges against former Major General Jovito Palparan is getting ready to face the erstwhile fugitive for the first time since he went into hiding following his indictment nearly three years ago for the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.