Rappler's latest stories on Karen Empeño
'The mothers as well as the other victims and their relatives can sleep at peace for now,' says the National Union of People's Lawyers
Witnesses showed up in court against Jovito Palparan, while witnesses for Jonas Burgos disappeared during trial. Will they resurface after the conviction of the major general?
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
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.
The Court of Appeals has affirmed the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges against retired military general Jovito Palparan
Ten years have passed since the abduction of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan but their mothers remain hopeful that they will be found
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Citing strong evidence against him a Malolos court denies the bail petition of retired Major General Jovito Palparan who is running for senator
The Malolos Regional Trial Court does not act on the motion of private lawyers to transfer the retired general to a regular jail since it doesn t have the conformé of government prosecutors
Palparan s motion asks the court to transfer him either to the Philippine Army Custodial Center PACC in Fort Bonifacio or at the detention center of the Intelligence Agency of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ISAFP in Camp Aguinaldo
Rappler talks to Linda Cadapan the mother of missing UP student Sherlyn Cadapan
After more than 7 years since he escaped from the man called ‘grandfather ’ Raymond Manalo key witness in the Cadapan Empeno abduction case looks forward to seeing Jovito Palparan Jr finally put behind bars
Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr will be arraigned on August 18 the court says
Human Rights Watch says other alleged high profile human rights abusers including the reported mastermind of the Tagum City ‘death squad ’ should be next in line
The notorious anti communist general is charged for the abduction of 2 UP students Linda Cadapan mother of a victim leads the lighting of the bonfire
The retired military general who claims to have lost 35 pounds during his 3 years in hiding says he needs a medical check up but not hospital arrest
Military generals implicated in alleged human rights violations have been promoted
Compared to 2012 Desaparecidos deputy secretary general Lorena Santos says the number of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings as of May 2013 is higher
The Senate approves the bicam report of a bill making enforced disappearances a crime
Government should look into Palparan s personal history to look for clues on his whereabouts says Lacson