After three years of postponements, presentations, and hearings, the trial of former Army general Jovito Palparan on the abduction and torture of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño has come to an end.
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“This 2018, we hope that the case against Palparan be finally resolved soon. The case has been running since 2014, and it has been a long ordeal for us and all of Palparan’s victims. We want to see him in jail this year.”
“He is a killer that the military shouldn’t emulate and be proud of. The military should even condemn Palparan.”
“The fight will continue until we achieve justice; This is an endless search.”
The next hearing on the case is on July 17.
“They are using public funds to finance the phalanx of soldiers and police to provide security detail to Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. That money should have been spent somewhere else.”
“This case was filed in 2008 and it is only now that it is progressing. But I am not completely happy, with the absence of all accused Cafgu members, and the fact that Palparan is not yet back at the Bulacan provincial jail.” — — torture victim Raymond Manalo
“Duterte should see for himself how much the government is spending for these criminals.”
“I am saddened that the arraignment did not push through. Still, I am resolved to fight until Palparan’s conviction. I hope Duterte will be true to his word – criminals must be sent to jail.”
For Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA), Visaya deserves to be prosecuted, not promoted.
“The long arm of the law, tardy as it may be, has caught up with him.”