Eastern Samar: Matapos ang Unos

“Ano’ng wish mo?,” tanong ko kay Davel, labing-isang taong gulang at mag-aaral ng Grade 4. Matipid pero tiyak ang sagot ng yayat na bata: “Sana po mabigyan pa kami ng trapal.” Mabilis kong pinutol ang wala pang limang minutong panayam dahil namumuo na ang tubig sa ilalim ng mga mata ko. Sa dinami-rami ng mga nakapanayam…

The Myth of ‘The Butcher’ Jovito Palparan by Dano Tingcungco

On August 12, 2014, after two years of hiding, NBI operatives finally captured retired Major General Jovito Palparan in Sta. Mesa, Manila. He now has to face charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006. Palparan has carved a reputation as “The Butcher.” It wasn’t…