December 21, 2011
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan lauds the government’s commitment to press charges versus retired Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. and six others for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of two UP activists in 2006. Pangilinan, who chairs the Senate Committee on Social Justice, hopes this will send a strong signal to those believing they are still protected by a cloak of impunity.
“Kailangang managot ang mga may sala, at ito na ang pinakamagandang pamaskong handog sa mga pamilyang matagal nang nagluluksa at naghahanap ng hustisya.”
Pangilinan hopes the courts will also seek to resolve other similar cases of those who until this day remain missing.
“We believe that it is with the unwavering effort of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima that we may finally hope to succeed in our efforts at ending impunity. It is not an easy task, for sure, but we will support all efforts to find resolution, justice, and closure to the cases of missing persons and victims of senseless killings. It is about time we address these issues. Only then can we move on as a nation, one that guarantees equal protection for its citizens.”
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