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Palparan again asks court to put him under military custody

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. again asked the Bulacan Regional Trial Court to transfer him to military detention during his pretrial on Monday for kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges, in connection with the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students in 2006.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-generals hit ‘trial by publicity’

Fugitive Philippine Army Maj.Gen. Jovito Palparan gestures during a news conference at the National Bureau of Investigation following his capture by NBI agents Tuesday, Aug.12, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.  AP

Retired military generals on Friday slammed what they claimed was the “trial by publicity” of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan following his arrest early this week.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cainta cop held in Manila for ‘tasing’ his ex-worker


A policeman from Rizal province has been placed in detention by members of the Manila Police District after a Manila resident accused him of abduction, illegal detention and torture that included being shot with a Taser gun.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CHR: Torture still widely practiced by police in PH


Alfreda Disbarro, 32, a single mother and informant, was picked up by police in October last year in Parañaque City and accused of selling and possessing illegal drugs.

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

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

In this Monday, April 7, 2014 photo released by Xiang Li, Chinese rights lawyers, from left, Wang Cheng, Jiang Tianyong and Tang Jitian sit on a sofa at a restaurant in Beijing. Wang, Jiang and Tang are among a group of four Chinese rights lawyers who allege they were tortured by police after being rounded up in late March outside a detention center in a farming community on the northeastern edge of China. They had joined several people in shouting to demand information about relatives believed locked up inside because they were members of Falun Gong - banned as a cult though they claim to be a peaceful spiritual movement. (AP Photo/Xiang Li)

His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. The handcuffs behind him were jerked upward and soon he was dangling in the air.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »