“Now they have an idea of how painful and difficult it is for the families of the disappeared.”
Tags: enforced disappearances
“You took Jonas away from us. Now, you want the history of Jonas’ own abduction and disappearance erased from history. Stop abducting your own citizens. The ones who should be made to pay for the violations are the very criminals within your ranks.”
“Neri Colmenares has always supported our call for justice…We want him in the senate.”
With no cemetery or columbarium to visit, the relatives instead laid the photographs of their loved ones on the ground, lighting candles and offering white flowers.
While the drug-related killings have overshadowed enforced disappearances, there are reports of the rise of the number of EJK victims who were first abducted and disappeared before their bodies were found.
“An order by the [Supreme] Court for the military to produce Jonas was not complied with and to this day, nobody has been cited in contempt.”
President Duterte’s fellow Mindanawons – the Moro and Lumad – are among the many recently disappeared.
“We call on him to tell us where Jonas is.”
For more than 10 years, the Burgos family has been searching for Jonas Burgos. Bulatlat has chronicled the painstaking journey of fighting for justice.
“We will still find Jonas.” — Edita Burgos
Two Lumad, a Moro child and a peasant woman went missing in the past year.