Rappler's latest stories on illegal detention cases
(UPDATED) The anti-graft court 7th Division says the human rights laywers who were barred from seeing the detained Morong 43 were not proven to be the 'lawyers of choice'
The military and police officers charged over the detention of the 'Morong 43' workers earlier get the clearance of the Sandiganbayan to seek an outright dismissal of their cases without presenting evidence
The military and police officers charged over the detention of the 'Morong 43' workers in 2010 get the chance to push for outright dismissal of their cases, without presenting their own evidence
Palparan’s subordinates wanted lesser jail time for surrendering voluntarily, but this plea is denied by the court
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
‘We are looking at the angle of command responsibility of Palparan’s commander-in-chief Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,’ says private prosecutor Edre Olalia
The mother of student activist Sherlyn Cadapan calls on Palparan to return her daughter, missing for 12 years now
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.
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.
(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.
Napoles lawyer Stephen David evades questions about his link to President Duterte
His name appears on the earlier brief but Solicitor General Jose Calida says he had no knowledge of it because of an internal rule in the OSG
An anti graft court justice says Napoles should be issued a separate commitment order by the 3 Sandiganbayan divisions to be fair to the other accused in the plunder cases