MANILA, Philippines - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are offering a reward money of half a million pesos for anyone who will be able to provide information that will lead to the arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan.
This was bared by Justice Sec. Leila De Lima in a text message to ABS-CBN News.
Palparan remains at large in spite of the issuance of a warrant for his arrest by a Bulacan trial court for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of University of the Philippines (UP) student activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno in June 2006.
A manhunt for his arrest and that of co-accused M/Sgt. Rizal Hilario was ordered recently by De Lima.
Co-accused Lt. Col. Felipe Anotado Jr. and S/Sgt. Edgardo Osorio have surrendered to authorities.