The prosecution’s first witness in the kidnapping case of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. on Monday claimed that the former Army official was behind the torture and rape of two missing female UP students, a report on GMA News TV’s “Balitanghali” said.
During the four-hour hearing of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14 on Wednesday, witness Raymond Manalo positively identified Palparan as the person who was behind the disappearance of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006.
The report said Manalo was able to provide details on how the missing students were tortured and raped under Palparan’s watch. Manalo told the court he found out about the situation of the two students when he was about to bring food to their hut.
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