Veiled threats from Palparan supporters?
THAT DOES IT By Korina Sanchez – The Freeman
December 30, 2011
It seems embattled retired general Jovito Palparan Jr. has some support. And who else would give it other than retired and active co-generals. The fraternity attitude of soldiers has once again been bared. My brother no matter what. An organization of past and present military and police generals have expressed concern and called for a halt to Palparan’s “trial by publicity”, saying that the former general now turned fugitive has not been proven guilty in any court, and must be treated fairly without any bias whatsoever. They say that he must face the charges, but have made no calls for him to surrender. That’s really funny.
See, here is the problem with some of our armed forces. So may cases and instances have occurred where the military has been blamed for disappearances, torture and the like. And yet, we have a dearth of military men being prosecuted for these crimes. Except now. Here, we have a high profile military officer being implicated in the kidnapping and illegal detention of two female UP students. Again, how two female UP students could be seen as a threat to the state is still beyond me. Now, these military officers, past and present are asking for fair play, for justice, for equal treatment from the press, from the people, with regards to the Palparan case. Ironic. It even sounds like a veiled threat.
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