By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
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.
By Julie M. Aurelio and Nancy C. Carvajal
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.
By Annelle Tayao-Juego
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.
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.
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.