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Malolos court affirms conviction and jail time vs Palparan, 2 soldiers

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Palparan’s subordinates wanted lesser jail time for surrendering voluntarily, but this plea is denied by the court

KIDNAPPING SENTENCE. General Jovito Palparan inside his cell at Recreational and Diagnostic Center of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on 4 October 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

WATCH: 'The Butcher' is home no more

Oct 04, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Once a decorated military general, Jovito Palparan is now just one among thousands of convicts inside the New Bilibid Prison

INSIDE BILIBID. General Jovito Palparan inside his cell at Reception and Diagnostic Center of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on 4 October 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Suffer in prison? Palparan says he 'enjoys' Bilibid

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:41 PM

'Hindi naman ako nahihirapan kasi mababait ang nakakulong dito,' says retired military general Jovito Palparan during his first morning at the national penitentiary

HAPPY IN JAIL. General Jovito Palparan inside his cell at Recreational and Diagnostic Center of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on 4 October 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

No VIP treatment for Palparan in Bilibid

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kung kailangan niyang matulog sa karton, sa karton siya matulog,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa

'THE BUTCHER' IN BILIBID. Retired Major General Jovito Palparan shares a quarantine jail facility with 37 other convicts inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jovito Palparan, the once powerful general, is now in Bilibid

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

'The mothers as well as the other victims and their relatives can sleep at peace for now,' says the National Union of People's Lawyers

'THE BUTCHER' IN BILIBID. Retired Major General Jovito Palparan stays in a crowded quarantine jail facility inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Trillanes’ documents, Palparan, Starbucks | Evening wRap

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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Palparan to be moved to Bilibid soon – DOJ

Oct 02, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The earliest would be morning of Thursday, October 4, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Palparan's continued military detention smacks of 'VIP treatment'

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Opposition lawmakers say the convicted retired general should be immediately sent to the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. Former Army Major General Jovito Palparan with military escorts at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court during the promulgation of his case on kidnapping for serious illegal detention on September 17, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Why Palparan still sleeps at 'home' and not Bilibid

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Instead of detaining 'The Butcher' in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, the military continues to keep Jovito Palparan in its custody

GUILTY. Jovito Palparan remains detained inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Lawyers press military to transfer Palparan to Bilibid

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) The military says that pending the appeal of Palparan's conviction, they will keep custody of the former general

Former AFP General Jovito Palparan being escorted by military during promulgation at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court on September 17, 2018. Palparan was guilty on Kidnapping for Serious Illegal Detention. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Witnesses showed up in court against Jovito Palparan, while witnesses for Jonas Burgos disappeared during trial. Will they resurface after the conviction of the major general?

NO CONVICTION. The army major charged for the disappearance of Jonas Burgos 11 years ago was acquitted in 2017 because the witnesses did not show up during trial.

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Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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Palparan: ‘We’ve got to hate the movement’

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:00 PM

In a 2006 interview with Newsbreak, then Army major general Jovito Palparan talks about the war with communists

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

People of the Philippines vs Jovito Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM

In this video, reporter Patricia Evangelista and filmmaker Kiri Dalena lay out the case against retired major general Jovito Palparan, accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention

PALPARAN. Jovito Palparan being interviewed after a hearing. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Military vows continued legal support for Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista says they will 'extend the necessary support' to the retired general and his 2 co-accused

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Palparan's guilty verdict: Who is Malolos Judge Alexander Tamayo?

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

During his first year presiding over Branch 15, Tamayo found Armando Padilla guilty of raping his 11-year-old daughter, sentencing him to death. The case was appealed and the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.

Posters of kidnapped UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

After Palparan conviction, lawyers target Gloria Arroyo

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:51 PM

‘We are looking at the angle of command responsibility of Palparan’s commander-in-chief Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,’ says private prosecutor Edre Olalia

Former AFP General Jovito Palparan being escorted by military during promulgation at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court on September 17, 2018. Palparan was guilty on Kidnapping for Serious Illegal Detention. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Big blow against impunity': Human rights groups welcome Palparan conviction

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The court finds the former army general Jovito Palparan, who was nicknamed 'berdugo' (The Butcher), guilty of kidnapping and illegal detention of UP students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Palparan found guilty, Ompong aftermath, Gilas Pilipinas | Midday wRap

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Palparan says he’s not ready for life imprisonment

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

The mother of student activist Sherlyn Cadapan calls on Palparan to return her daughter, missing for 12 years now

NOT READY. Retired army major general Jovito Palparan says he's not ready to spend the rest of his life in jail after he was convicted and sentenced to life for kidnapping and serious illegal detention by the Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) on September 17, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

NUPL: Justice finally catches up with the 'Butcher' Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:03 PM

The conviction of retired army major general Jovito Palparan sends a message that 'rightful retribution will come in time' against human rights violators, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers says

JOVITO PALPARAN. A Bulacan court affirms the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges against retired military general Jovito Palparan, Rappler file photo

Finding Sherlyn Cadapan

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Mother of disappeared UP student Sherlyn Cadapan speaks of her politicization in the 8 years since her daughter's disappearance. Even after Jovito Palparan's conviction, she hopes her daughter is alive.

'SHOW ME THE EXECUTIONER.' Linda Cadapan, mother of disappeared UP activist Sherlyn Cadapan, speaks at a rally before the NBI where Jovito Palparan is being held. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Palparan conviction sends strong signal to human rights abusers – CHR

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) It's a triumph of strong will, says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon

Militants hold a protest during the promulgation of former Army General Jovito Palparan at the Bulacan RTC on September 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Jovito Palparan: The most wanted man in the country

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

First published in 2013, we are republishing this story by Patricia Evangelista in light of Jovito Palparan's conviction on Sept 17. Based on interviews and sworn court statements.

BUTCHER. Jovito Palparan. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Jovito Palparan found guilty

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Palparan’s co-accused Lieutenant Colonel Felipe Anotado and S/Sgt Edgardo Osorio are also found guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention. The 3 are sentenced to 40 years in prison.

DETAINED. Senatorial candidate and retired Major General Jovito Palparan. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

CA affirms arrest warrant vs Jovito Palparan

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:31 AM

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges against retired military general Jovito Palparan

RETIRED GENERAL. A Bulacan court affirms the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges retired military general Jovito Palparan. Rappler file photo

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Nograles 'supporters' killed by Davao Death Squad in 2010?

Sep 30, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Four bodies are discovered in separate areas near and within Davao City at the height of the 2010 elections

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings on September 22, 2016.

The battle’s not over for mothers of desaparecidos

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Ten years have passed since the abduction of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan but their mothers remain hopeful that they will be found

Obama on Duterte, Jovito Palparan, Olympics athletes | 12PM wRap

May 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Soldiers, cops, media vote Palparan for senator

May 17, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Ex police chief Panfilo Lacson tops the list of senatorial bets selected by absentee voters that include soldiers cops and media practitioners

THE CANDIDATE. Palparan in detention. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

SWS poll, Palparan on Duterte, Marcos vs Aquino | 12PM wRap

May 06, 2016 - 12:22 PM

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Palparan on Duterte: 'It's fake bravery'

May 05, 2016 - 10:13 PM

In what may perhaps be one of the greatest ironies in an already surreal election season the man called the Butcher of Southern Luzon is now castigating Mindanao’s Punisher

Senatorial candidate Jovito Palparan in detention. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Roxas-Duterte word war, Jovito Palparan, UFC 194 | 6PM wRap

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:33 PM

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Court rejects bail for Jovito Palparan

Dec 14, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Citing strong evidence against him a Malolos court denies the bail petition of retired Major General Jovito Palparan who is running for senator

ON TRIAL. Palparan at a DOJ hearing on 07 July 2011. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

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Oct 02, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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Duterte to Palparan: I embrace Filipinos of all colors

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:55 PM

We should be like a rainbow a country of diverse colors but united and bound by the common desire of becoming a beautiful spectacle in the sky says the Davao City mayor

LENDING A HAND. Then Davao City vice-mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits a typhoon-struck NPA camp in Compostela Valley in 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

#AnimatED: Millennial, paano ka apektado ng martial law?

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Kabataan kung akala mo y walang kinalaman sa mundo mo ang martial law narito ang 7 buzzwords na pamana – o sumpa – sa iyo ng rehimeng Marcos

DOJ on INC, Palparan indicted, Kepler 452B | 6PM wRap

Jul 24, 2015 - 6:33 PM

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Palparan, 9 others indicted for Manalo brothers kidnapping

Jul 24, 2015 - 3:39 PM

The Ombudsman also orders a probe into other military personnel and other victims mentioned in the affidavits of Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo

INDICTED. Retired Major General Jovito Palparan (shown here arriving at the Military Police Headquarters inside the Army headquarters in 2014) is indicted by the Ombudsman for the abduction of two suspected NPAs in Bulacan. Rappler file photo by Francis Lopez

Arroyo misinformed UN, Amal Clooney –rights group

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Karapatan reminds the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of alleged human rights violations of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Gov't, private lawyers differ over motion to move Palparan

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The Malolos Regional Trial Court does not act on the motion of private lawyers to transfer the retired general to a regular jail since it doesn t have the conformé of government prosecutors

STAYING PUT. Government lawyers decline to support private prosecutors' bid to transfer retired army general Jovito Palparan to a regular jail. File photo by Rappler

Rappler Newscast | September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Senate invites VP Binay to explain kickback allegations Gov t claims typhoon Luis brought zero casualty Palparan is home now in army HQ detention cell

Palparan is ‘home,’ now in Army HQ detention cell

Sep 15, 2014 - 3:53 PM

The military is happy about the retired Army general transfer from the Bulacan jai We look forward to his safety while undergoing trial says Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan arrives at the Military Police Headquarters inside the Army headquarters. Photo by Francis Lopez/Rappler

Court OKs Palparan transfer to army custodial center

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:32 AM

2nd UPDATED The Malolos Regional Trial Court grants the former army major s request to be detained at the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio

State and the CPP: It’s all about power

Sep 05, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The noises we hear are all ultimately linked to finding the best educational and propaganda message that would hasten the demise of the State or finally put an end to the last communist movement in the world

Palparan asks for military detention

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Palparan s motion asks the court to transfer him either to the Philippine Army Custodial Center PACC in Fort Bonifacio or at the detention center of the Intelligence Agency of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ISAFP in Camp Aguinaldo

Policemen file in front of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court in Malolos during the hearing of the case against former Maj Gen Jovito Palparan Jr., 1 September 2014. Photo by Carlo Gabuco