Bayan lauds Davao SP for declaring Palparan persona non grata

Feb. 22, 2010

DAVAO CITY– The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) welcomed the City Council’s resolution declaring Jovito Palparan and Pastor Jun Alcover as persona-non-grata in Davao, saying that the group will remain vigilant against the escalation of harassment and threats knowing the notorious track record of Palparan as killer of activists.

“The Council resolution should compel Palparan, and his padron, Speaker Prospero Nograles to desist from further inciting anti-communist hysteria in the communities and demonizing progressive candidates and partylist organizations,” Bayan spokesperson John Birondo said.

Bayan reiterated the perils of the conspiracy of Nograles and Palparan. “As rabid and loyal subjects of Gloria Arroyo, they have conspired under the mantle of electoral campaigning, to justify the harassment and killings of activists and ordinary members of partylist organizations in utter disrespect of human rights,” Birondo reiterated.
“Their political motives are evidently self-perpetuating, and against the will and welfare of the people,” Bayan added.
“There is more than enough reason to condemn Boy Nograles for joining forces with a known butcher like Palparan. Remember that it is the same Gen. Palparan who has now figured with the arrest, continued detention and torture of 43 health workers in Morong, Rizal.

One of the arrested, 61-year old and hypertensive Dr. Alex Montes, who is a church worker for the United Churches of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and official of the Community Medicine Development Foundation, was falsely accused as an assassin of Gen. Palparan. Dr. Montes was electrocuted and repeatedly hit on the chest while under interrogation.
“What more could happen if we allow Palparan to rule with impunity in Davao city? Our vigilance is needed now more than ever. We need to stand guard against Palparan and his minions,” Birondo concluded.

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John Birondo

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