Army Major General Jovito Palparan, Jr. — whom activists call the ‘bucher of Central Luzon’– retired from military service yesterday. Wherever he was assigned, he left a trail of alleged human rights violations. Earlier news reports said he was designated as deputy security adviser, but MalacaÃ±ang officials later denied this.
Anti-death penalty advocates like me must have cringed at Palparan’s statement that “some of them,” referring to the communists, should really be killed. On the other hand, the NPA’s planned assassination against him would also be unacceptable to the pro-life block since it would only perpetuate the culture of violence, as Conrado de Quiros wrote.
How then, should we solve a problem like Palparan? Fullman, who insists he has a cedula, came across a better way. It is called Oplan PPP, or Patayin sa Puyat si Palparan. A movie of the same title is in the Professional Heckler’s “Top 5 Movie Remakes Starring Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan as Produced by Bayan Muna Films.”