MANILA Retired Army Major Gen. Jovito Palparan has been transferred to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City from the military detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
Guevarra said Palparan was transferred around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the Malolos City Regional Trial Court (RTC) turned has down Palparan's plea to halt his transfer.
The Supreme Court-Office of the Court Administrator Circular No.163-2013 directs all trial court judges to cause the immediate transfer of convicted persons to the NBP, regardless of the pendency of a motion for reconsideration or an appeal.
Last Sept. 17, the Malolos RTC Branch 15 found Palparan, retired Lt. Col. Felipe Anotado Jr. and Staff Sgt. Edgardo Osorio guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the abduction and disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen EmpeAo and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006.
Aside from a 40-year jail term, the court also directed Palparan, Anotado and Osorio to pay the families of EmpeAo and Cadapan the amount of PHP100,000 as civil indemnity and PHP200,000 as moral damages for each case. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency