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MANILA, Philippines – Negotiations are now ongoing for the peaceful surrender to authorities of retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan.
All efforts are being directed towards his peaceful surrender, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). An arrest warrant for Palparan and three other soldiers were issued on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, by a Bulacan court.
They face the non-bailable crime of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the abduction of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño.
According to Police Senior Supt. Frank Peñaflor, there are specific instructions for the DILG to avoid violence in Palparan’s arrest. The negotations between government authorities and the Palparan camp are ongoing to determine how best to serve the warrant.
Palparan’s last known address is Dado St., Wildcat Village, Barangay Ususan Taguig.
The arrest of Palparan will be a joint effort of the DILG and police, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice. A police team is now looking for the retired general as well as the three others in the charge sheet: retired Lt. Col. Felipe Anotado, retired Msgt. Rizal Hilario, and SSgt Edgardo Osorio. Rappler.com