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Byline: Kristine L. Alave
THE MAN WHO SAID ARMY MAJ. Gen. Jovito Palparan should be further investigated for his role in the wave of killings of activists will now proclaim him as a member of the House of Representatives.
Commission on Elections Chair Jose Melo, who headed the independent commission convened by President Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006 to investigate media and activist killings, is set to proclaim Palparan as the party-list representative of Bantay.
Palparan will have a seat in the House because the Supreme Court increased the number of party-list seats in the chamber to 55. Party-list groups currently occupy 22 seats.
Melo met with Palparan in 2006, when he summoned the military officer to answer allegations that he ordered the elimination of scores of members of groups he accused of being fronts for the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New Peoples Army, in the provinces where he was assigned.
At a press briefing, Melo …