Palparan, a retired army general, was a prominent figure in the campaign against communist insurgents. Leftist organizations have dubbed him "Berdugo" (Butcher) for his alleged role in extrajudicial abductions and killings of government critics during his military service. (source)
Senator Ping Lacson delivered two privilege speeches in the Senate:
Speech 1: Ping claimed Joseph Estrada had bullied taipan Alfonso Yuchengco into selling his 7.75-percent stake in the Philippine Long Distance Co. to the group of Manuel V. Pangilinan. He also accused Estrada of being involved in strong-man tactics, smuggling and "jueteng" during his three-year presidency.
Speech 2: Ping claimed that the former president had a “motive” for ordering the killing of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in 2000. He also discussed the disappearance of casino employee Edgar Bentain in 1998, a former PAGCOR employee who had released videotape of Estrada gambling (see next story.) -source