Aug 162014
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will ask the Palace and the Armed Forced of the Philippines to transfer kidnapping suspect Jovito Palparan, a retired major general, to a military detention facility.

In a report on GMA’s “24 Oras” aired Saturday evening, Trillanes there is a need to take care of former members of the military in recognition of their service to the country.


“Hindi natin inaabsuwelto si General Palparan, pero kailangan tratuhin lang natin ng maayos ‘yung mga naging sundalo,” he said.

Trillanes, a former Navy officer, also said it is unfair that Palparan is being dubbed “the butcher” since this is a form of prejudgment.

On the other hand, the families of the alleged victims of Palparan pushed for his transfer to the Bulacan provincial jail as already ordered by a regional trial court in Malolos.

Palparan’s camp is appealing the transfer for his security.

Trillanes recently visited Palparan at the National Bureau of Investigation detention center where he is being held.
According to Trillanes, Palparan is in good condition and is in high spirits.

Palparan was arrested last Tuesday after almost three years in hiding. He has been charged with two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention over the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.

Palparan has denied the charges. Andrei Medina/JDS, GMA News

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