Palparan operative walks free despite murder cases

By Don So Hiong
Central Luzon TV and VERA Files

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SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) top brass likes to say it does not tolerate human rights violators in its ranks, but in Central Luzon, the AFP continues to have in its payroll an intelligence asset wanted for at least nine murders in Pampanga during former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s term.

AFP sources confirmed that Wilfredo T. Layug Jr. still draws a salary as an intelligence operative of the Army’s 7th Infantry Division at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, despite being the principal respondent in four cases of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in 2006. He was wanted for five other murders at the time.

Layug, human rights activists say, is a remnant from the year Army general Jovito Palparan headed the 7th Infantry Division, from September 2005 to September 2006, when he purged Pampanga of leftist elements.

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March 21, 2011 12:54 am  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Vera Files

2 Responses

  1. norpil - March 21, 2011 8:44 pm

    in pinas one can kill all leftists without drawing any howl from the elites and the likes.

  2. Rudolfo - March 22, 2011 7:03 am

    Sa bansang Pilipinas lang usong-uso at buhay na buhay hanggan ngayon ang ugaling “maka-pili” o hunyango, basta’t espiritu o mukha ng salapi ang naka-bilad.Isang kaugaliang malayo tayo sa mga Hapon, Vietnam, at Korea, Singapore, kaya sila ay nag-kakaisa sa Kaunlaran sa buong mundo. Kailan kaya mapuputol ang ugaling di magaganda sa Pilipinas, na binusisi na din noon ni Gat. JPRizal, ang dakilang bayani, kaya matumal sa pag-unlad, at sa pag-asa ang mga Kabataan. Karamihan ay sumasakay sa kasinungalingan o pagkubli sa bulok na sistema, katulad ng nangyayari sa AFP noon, kay GMA admin, na itinutuwid ni Pangulong PNOY.

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