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Rightwing version? How communists see Jovito Palparan

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Rightwing version? How communists see Jovito Palparan

Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino

Why do the communists hate the detained general that much? Patricio Abinales thinks it’s because they see in Jovito Palparan Jr an enemy committed to waging a “thousand-year war” against them. Palparan was the true blue soldier who stayed most of the time in the field and did not rest in his campaign against communist rebels. Writes Abinales: “In Palparan they see a rightwing version of their own ideological fanaticism and passion for the gun. He is, in a certain way, their mirror image.”

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