Palparan’s petition to set bail hearing granted

By , on October 21, 2014


Retired Major General Jovito Palparan is wanted for the alleged kidnapping and illegal detention of two student-activists from the University of the Philippines. (Screengrab from Rappler footage)
Retired Major General Jovito Palparan is wanted for the alleged kidnapping and illegal detention of two student-activists from the University of the Philippines. (Screengrab from Rappler footage)

MANILA – Retired general Jovito Palparan’s plea to have his bail hearing set was granted by the Regional Trial Court yesterday.

Regional Trial Court branch 14 has set the hearing on Dec. 8 while the preliminary conference has been set on Oct. 27.

Palparan has been charged with kidnapping with serious illegal detention after being allegedly involved in the disappearance of Karen Empeño and Sherilyn Cadapan, who are both students of the University of the Philippines.

Palparan’s camp, however, said that there is not enough evidence against him adding that he must be allowed his right to post bail and enjoy temporary liberty while the hearing of the case is ongoing.

This is despite the prosecution’s claim that Palparan’s petition to bail must not be granted by the court especially on charges that are not bailable.