'We returned to democracy, but the practices are undemocratic'
THEN AN army colonel stationed in Pampanga, Jarque joined the military rebellion that toppled Marcos and barricaded the highways to prevent loyalist troops from moving to Manila. In 1989, as the general who headed the Negros Island Command, he launched a vicious offensive against communist rebels. Ironically, a few years later, Jarque would seek protection in a communist camp after a Negrense landlord unjustly accused him of theft and corruption. Jarque has since returned to "normal life" but remains a maverick, keeping in touch with communist friends while securing a government corporation.
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