Document: Petition for Quo Warranto Vs. Jovito Palparan

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me on this 28th day of April 2009 at Quezon City, Philippines. I hereby certify that the affiant/petitioner executed and understood the above, the affiant/petitioner personally appearing and known to me to be the same person who executed the foregoing Petition and exhibiting to me his Philippine Passport with Number SS0044754 issued on November 24, 2005 and which expires on November 24, 2010.

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VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION

AGAINST FORUM SHOPPING

I, JOSELITO V. USTAREZ, of legal age, a Filipino, with office address at 63 Narra Street, Barangay Claro, Project 3, Quezon City, after been having been duly sworn to in accordance with law hereby depose and state that:

    1. I am a Petitioner in this instant case against retired Major General Jovito Palparan.
    1. I have caused the preparation and filing of this instant Petition.
    1. I have read the contents of this Petition and affirm that the allegations therein are true of my own knowledge and belief, on the basis of my reading and appreciation of documents other records pertinent thereto.
    1. I have not instituted a similar action in another forum or tribunal; neither is there any pending case involving the same issues and the same parties in any other forum or tribunal; I shall duly inform the Honorable Tribunal within five (5) days from knowledge of the filing or pendency of such case in such other forum or tribunal.

    JOSELITO V. USTAREZ

    Affiant/Petitioner

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me on this 28th day of April 2009 at Quezon City, Philippines. I hereby certify that the affiant/petitioner executed and understood the above, the affiant/petitioner personally appearing and known to me to be the same person who executed the foregoing Petition and exhibiting to me his Philippine Passport with Number RR0153110 issued on October 03, 2005 and which expires on October 03, 2010.

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ANNEX “A”

Last update: April 23 2009, 11:56 PM

INQUIRER HEADLINES – NATION

Palparan fitness for Congress questioned

Tonette Orejas / Central Luzon Desk

April 23, 2009
MANILA, Philippines—The most prominent “leftist” in the House of Representatives would rather not be a seatmate of the “butcher.”

If he had his way, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo would not even let retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. take his seat.

Ocampo, a House minority leader, is readying legal actions to stop Palparan from assuming a seat in the House as representative of the party-list group Bantay.

Militants have taken to calling Palparan a “berdugo (butcher)” for the strings of alleged extrajudicial killings and other forms of human rights violations in Luzon and the Visayas where he was assigned until he retired in September 2006.

It’s possible that Ocampo and Palparan would be sitting next to each other because seats are alphabetically arranged in the House.

Despite the outcry from the Left, Palparan said he still preferred serving in the House to accepting his appointment as director of Freeport Services Corp., a company of the state-owned Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

“Of course, Congress,” Palparan said when asked what his choice was. “That has the people’s mandate. Bantay was voted to Congress.”

Bantay has “every right” to sit in Congress because it “represents marginalized sectors engaged in security and peace and order concerns,” he said.

“I have no fear of him. We (members of the so-called leftist bloc in Congress) sat side by side with the Marcoses. But I don’t want to imagine myself sitting beside him,” Ocampo said in a phone interview on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court increased the numbers of party-list representatives to 55.

But having Ocampo as a seatmate and colleague in the House is “OK” with Palparan.

“I’m not picky with people. If my enemies reform, I shall love them more,” he said.

Ocampo said he and his colleagues in Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela would question Palparan’s qualifications.

Ocampo has been Bayan Muna representative in the House since 2001. He is serving his last three-year term.

“What are they afraid of? These militants should be afraid of what they are doing. They’re engaged in violence,” Palparan said in a phone interview.

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