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Fighting the Philippines' culture of impunity

Fighting the Philippines' culture of impunity

Updated 14 August 2014, 12:39 AEST

Philippine authorities have arrested a retired major general on allegations of serious human rights violations.

General Jovito Palparan -- known to his detractors as "the butcher" -- had been in hiding for three years, after being accused of kidnapping two University students who're still missing.

Reporter: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Christina Palabay secretary general of Karapatan, a human rights organisation; Neri Javier Colmenares, a member of parliament for the People's First Party and president of the National Union of People's Lawyers; Raymond Manalo, victim

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