Solon urges colleagues to support efforts to arrest Gen. Palparan
Kabataan Party-List Rep. Terry Ridon has asked all members of the House of Representatives to take part in the efforts of the government and the people to bring to justice retired rmy !aj. "en. #ovito Palparan $ho is being hunted by authorities for the disappearance of t$o %P students in &''(.)n House Resolution (*+, Ridon said congressmen can do their share to make accountable violators of human rights like Palparan since it is the tate policy to value the dignity of every person, guarantee full respect for human rights and uphold the commitment to democracy as stated in Republic ct o. (/+* or the 0ode of 0onduct and 1thical tandards for Public 2fficials and 1mployees.3"iven the vast and strong presence of district representatives at the local level and the national character of the party-list, the duly elected representatives of the people can utili4e the resources at their disposal to support and assist state forces in finding and arresting the fugitive Palparan,5 Ridon said.#udge Teodoro "on4ales of 6ulacan Regional Trial 0ourt 6ranch +7 issued on 8ecember +9, &'++ a $arrant for the arrest of Palparan, Lt. 0ol. :elipe notado #r., ;gt. 1dgardo 2sorio and !;gt. Ri4al Hilario for the disappearance of %P students Karen 1mpe<o and herlyn 0adapan on #une &(, &''(. The trial court did not recommend bail for any of the four accused as the la$ states the crimes of kidnapping and serious illegal detention are non-bailable offenses.Prior to the issuance of the $arrant of arrest, the 8epartment of #ustice recommended the indictment of Palparan for t$o counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection $ith the disappearance of the t$o %P students $ho remain missing until no$. The 82# used as basis the testimony of farmer Raymond !analo, $ho testified and positively identified several of the abductors and torturers during the habeas corpus proceedings at the 0ourt of ppeals in &''=.3Palparan had a direct hand in the detention of herlyn and Karen and that though his men, he had kno$ledge and control of the places $here the $omen $ere held,5 the 82# said.rmed men abducted farmer !anuel !erino, 1mpe<o and 0adapan from a house in an !iguel, Hagonoy, 6ulacan.
NR # 3467MAY 15, 2014