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Editorial: Militant groups and relatives of two desaparecidos from the University of the Philippines are rejoicing over the arrest yesterday of retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. The man dubbed “The Butcher” for the numerous human rights violations in the areas where he served as military commander had been in hiding for three years. Philippine Star

Editorial: Palparan was ordered arrested by the Bulacan Regional Trial Court for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of UP students Sherilyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño in Bulacan in 2006. The two students, now among the Philippines’ “disappeared,” were reportedly taken and tortured by members of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division based in Central Luzon. Philippine Star

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