Malacaang said it respects the decision of the Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) to hand out a guilty verdict to former Major General Jovito Palparan for kidnapping and serious illegal detention of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno in 2006.
“We respect the decision of the court and we would want justice to be done to the victims,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised press briefing in Benguet.
On Monday, Judge Alexander Tamayo handed down the guilty verdict to Palparan, 12 years after the disappearance of Cadapan and Empeno.
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