Tags: Jovito Palparan Jr.

BY CHARMAINE P. LIRIO Bulatlat Leaders of progressive party-list groups and families of victims of extra-judicial killings filed today a petition for quo warranto before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), seeking to disqualify Retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan from becoming a representative. In an interview with Bulatlat, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said Palparan…

BY JUAN ANGELO A. HONGO AND MARIANNE B. MIRAMBEL Bulatlat To mark the second year anniversary of his abduction, family members, friends and supporters of activist Jonas Burgos gathered today in a mass at Camp Agunaldo’s Gate 1. Jonas, son of the late press freedom hero Jose Burgos, a farmer and an advocate of human…

BY BULATLAT NEW YORK — A local group here advocating human rights in the Philippines has expressed outrage at retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, Jr.’s impending entry into the Philippine House of Representatives this week. The New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) stated the move “will surely result in more…

The clock struck twelve. The brothers snuck out of a safehouse in Pangasinan where they were allegedly detained by elements from the 24th Infantry Battalion and hurried towards the highway. Unlike their previous attempt to flee, this time they succeeded. Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo, two farmers from Bulacan, are among the few victims of enforced…

Outside the room in the narrow corridor, soldiers armed with M-16s watched as people peered through the glass window. An armored personnel carrier (APC), its machine guns aimed skyward, was parked at a corner facing the hall inside the compound. BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luzon News Service (GLNS) Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 15…