MANILA - Retired Major General Jovito Palparan said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has an axe to grind against him.
He said De Lima is a cousin of Juliet Sison, the wife of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison.
He said they already had a “confrontation” when she was still head of the Commission on Human Rights.
He said his arrest was a “personal gain” for de Lima, and a conviction would also be a feather in her cap.
These are the reasons why he is not expecting de Lima to be fair to him.
Palparan earlier said he went into hiding for “self-preservation.” He fears the Reds are still out to kill him.
He feels the Left has a lot of supporters at the Bulacan Provincial Jail. Any one sympathizer of the 3,000 inmates could kill him anytime.
Bulacan jail warden Pepito Plamenco said the threat level against Palparan is 6 out of 10. The threats are from “outside,” however, he said.
He said he is ready to recommend the transfer of Palparan if the threat level increases. – from a report by Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News