Tuesday, September 16, 2014
CPP condemns transfer of Palparan to military jail
Written by Mario J. Mallari
Publish in Tribune.net
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday branded the transfer of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan to a military jail facility as “homecoming” and an insult to thousands of victims of his abuses during his active days in the service.
“The CPP condemns in the strongest terms possible the transfer of the fascist butcher Palparan to military detention in Fort Bonifacio,” the CPP said in a statement.
“Palparan’s transfer to the military headquarters is a grave insult to the thousands victimized by military abuses committed by the soldiers and paramilitary forces he commanded,” it added.
On Monday, Judge Teodora Gonzales of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14 granted the petition of Palparan to be transferred to the Army Custodial Center (ACC) from the Bulacan Provincial Jail.
Immediately, Palparan, a retired two-star Army general, was taken out of the provincial jail and was brought to Fort Bonifacio.
“Palparan’s homecoming is only the latest privilege accorded him by the Aquino regime since his arrest last August. Under his military custodians, Palparan is bound to enjoy even more liberties and special treatment,” the CPP said.
“The Filipino people demand justice for all the abuses committed by General Palparan and his men. They continue to look towards the revolutionary system as the ultimate option to achieve their quest,” it added.
The CPP said Palparan has been indicted before the people’s courts for his direct responsibility for scores of murders and abductions of unarmed activists as well as other military abuses and grave violations of international humanitarian law.
“The standing order for General Palparan’s arrest remains in effect and will be carried out by the New People’s Army (NPA) at an opportune time in the future,” the CPP said.
Palparan is accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006.
Palparan was arrested by combined elements of the military’s Task Force Runway and the National Bureau of Investigation last Aug. 12 and was committed to the Bulacan Provincial Jail last Aug. 18.
However, Palparan expressed serious concern about his safety and security inside the provincial jail and filed for a transfer of detention.
At the Army Custodial Center, Palparan reunited with his co-accused, former Lt. Col. Felipe Anotado.