Karen Empeño - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Karen Empeño


Jovito Palparan, the once powerful general, is now in Bilibid

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

'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

'THE BUTCHER' IN BILIBID. Retired Major General Jovito Palparan stays in a crowded quarantine jail facility inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:37 PM

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?

NO CONVICTION. The army major charged for the disappearance of Jonas Burgos 11 years ago was acquitted in 2017 because the witnesses did not show up during trial.

People of the Philippines vs Jovito Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM

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

PALPARAN. Jovito Palparan being interviewed after a hearing. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Finding Sherlyn Cadapan

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:55 AM

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.

'SHOW ME THE EXECUTIONER.' Linda Cadapan, mother of disappeared UP activist Sherlyn Cadapan, speaks at a rally before the NBI where Jovito Palparan is being held. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Jovito Palparan: The most wanted man in the country

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

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.

BUTCHER. Jovito Palparan. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Jovito Palparan found guilty

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(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.

DETAINED. Senatorial candidate and retired Major General Jovito Palparan. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

CA affirms arrest warrant vs Jovito Palparan

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:31 AM

The Court of Appeals has affirmed the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges against retired military general Jovito Palparan

RETIRED GENERAL. A Bulacan court affirms the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges retired military general Jovito Palparan. Rappler file photo

The battle’s not over for mothers of desaparecidos

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

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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Court rejects bail for Jovito Palparan

Dec 14, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Citing strong evidence against him a Malolos court denies the bail petition of retired Major General Jovito Palparan who is running for senator

ON TRIAL. Palparan at a DOJ hearing on 07 July 2011. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Gov't, private lawyers differ over motion to move Palparan

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:55 PM

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

STAYING PUT. Government lawyers decline to support private prosecutors' bid to transfer retired army general Jovito Palparan to a regular jail. File photo by Rappler

Palparan asks for military detention

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:50 AM

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

Policemen file in front of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court in Malolos during the hearing of the case against former Maj Gen Jovito Palparan Jr., 1 September 2014. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

#TalkThursday: A mother's message to Palparan

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Rappler talks to Linda Cadapan the mother of missing UP student Sherlyn Cadapan

Waiting for Jovito Palparan

Aug 18, 2014 - 9:45 AM

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

WITNESS. Key witness Raymond Manalo two days after Jovito Palparan is arrested. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Court orders Palparan jailed in Bulacan

Aug 13, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr will be arraigned on August 18 the court says

HRW: Palparan arrest end of Aquino apathy on PH impunity?

Aug 13, 2014 - 11:06 AM

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

UP makes bonfire anew, this time for Palparan's arrest

Aug 12, 2014 - 9:40 PM

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

Palparan: ‘I don’t want to die in the hands of the enemy’

Aug 12, 2014 - 3:06 PM

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

From Arroyo to Aquino, impunity continues — int'l observers

Jul 21, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Military generals implicated in alleged human rights violations have been promoted

MILITARY SPY? International human rights advocates spot alleged military spy following them in Mindanao. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

2 UP students still missing after 7 years

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Compared to 2012 Desaparecidos deputy secretary general Lorena Santos says the number of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings as of May 2013 is higher

Bill vs 'order of battle' awaits Aquino OK

Oct 17, 2012 - 5:12 PM

The Senate approves the bicam report of a bill making enforced disappearances a crime

STILL MISSING. It is the 5th anniversary of the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos.

Eat Palparan all day, every day - Lacson

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Government should look into Palparan s personal history to look for clues on his whereabouts says Lacson

FUGIVITE: Retired Major Gen. Jovito Palparan has been in hiding since December 2011

Palparan sets surrender conditions

Dec 24, 2011 - 9:49 AM

Communication lines with Malacañang have been opened

Palparan will be found, says DILG

Dec 21, 2011 - 9:30 PM

DILG says Palparan too important a figure to lose

Jovito Palparan ambushed by reporters at an August 19, 2011 preliminary investigation. Photo by Geric Cruz.

Negotiations for Palparan surrender

Dec 20, 2011 - 3:01 PM

Police and agents were ordered to avoid violence

Warrant of Arrest for Palparan