Share this on:
 E-mail
5
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view omeroscar's profile
    Posted August 12, 2014 by
    omeroscar
    Location
    Manila

    More from omeroscar

    Who coddled a fugitive Filipino general?

     

    INTELLIGENCE operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are now looking into possibilities that some people have sheltered Major General Jovito Palparan, who went into hiding for more than three years.
    Palparan, who was accused as brains for the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan on June 26, 2006, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
    According to Major Gen. Eduardo Año, chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP (ISAFP) and current 10th Infantry Division Commander, one of their informants saw the fugitive general withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM) near his hideout.
    "At that sighting, our informant managed to confirm that it was indeed Palparan," Año said.
    He declined to identify the bank but said the ATM account, where the fugitive major general was withdrawing money, was not his own.
    After the transaction, the suspect returned to his hideout at a house in Teresa St. corner Old Sta. Mesa, Manila, where he stayed for three months. The house is allegedly owned by Grace Roa, a family friend of Palparan.
    AFP public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the arrest of the fugitive major general was borne out by the instructions of President Benigno Aquino III to Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin last December 12, ordering the military intelligence units to track and pursue leads that will led to the successful arrest of Palparan and other high profile fugitives.
    Zagala said these intelligence units form part of Task Force "Runway", which is spearheaded by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives.
    Palparan did not resist during the arrest that took place at around 3:30 a.m.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story