Palparan will likely do a Lacson, his lawyer says
Andrea Bautista, News5
December 29, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of Jovito Palparan on Thursday denied reports that the retired Army major general sent surrender feelers to authorities.
[For me, knowing him as a principled man, there is no truth to that.]
News reports earlier quoted Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome as saying that authorities had received surrender feelers from Palparan.
Palparan is wanted for his alleged role in the 2006 kidnapping and serious illegal detention of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan.
Mallares said his client would likely do what Panfilo Lacson did after a Manila court in 2010 ordered the senator’s arrest for his alleged role in the killings of publicist Salvador Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito.
Claiming that he was being politically persecuted, Lacson evaded arrest by going abroad.
“Parang hindi prosecution eh parang persecution…Kita niyo nga ho mga pronouncement, kahit Malacanang pinalalabas nila na sa ngayon pa lang may kasalanan na si General Palparan. Hindi ho dapat ganoon dahil nasa korte na po,” said Mallares.
[It's not like prosecution but persecution. Look at the pronouncements, even Malacanang is making it appear that General Palparan is guilty. It shouldn't be like that because the ball is now in the court.]
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