“We will still find Jonas.” — Edita Burgos
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Burgos kin, rights advocates slam appointment of Año as military chief
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Three days before the International Human Rights Day, a military officer known for gross human rights abuses was named Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año to the highest military post this morning, replacing Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya…
Army major linked in Burgos abduction appears in court sans lawyer
Jonas’s brother Jose Luis or JL Burgos was supposed to testify in court as the fifth prosecution witness. Earlier, however, the defense objected to JL Burgos taking the witness stand.
‘Aquino failed on promise to surface Jonas Burgos’
Aquino, when he was still senator, mentioned and assailed Jonas’ disappearance before a speech in the senate back in 2007, in commemoration of his father’s asassination.
Soldiers trespass farm of Burgos family
Mrs. Burgos, who has held the AFP accountable for the April 2007 abduction of her son Jonas, said the failure of the troops to explain their presence cannot but create suspicion and alarm.
Año as army chief: ‘a sad day for human rights victims’
“With the appointment of Gen. Año as army chief there is no hope at all that justice will be obtained for human rights crimes during the watch of Aquino.”
Rights Commission member identifies military officer in Burgos abduction
Lawyer Robinson Biñas of the government’s Commission on Human Rights said his investigating team interviewed some 15 witnesses, among them, busboy Jeffrey Cabintoy, who identified Major Harry Baliaga as one of the abductors.
Burgos family to Aquino: ‘Return Jonas to us’
“He promised us, that he would have this case resolved before his administration ends. But where is Jonas now?”
Palparan: Impunity then and now
With Palparan in jail, has impunity really been arrested? The human rights record of the Aquino government shows it has not.
7 years since Jonas’ disappearance | ‘My son is still missing’ – Edita Burgos
Edita Burgos took the witness stand at the first trial hearing of Maj. Harry Baliaga Jr. who is charged with the disappearance of her son Jonas.
For every one killed or disappeared, hundreds replace them – Edita Burgos
“It is amazing how, an injustice, whether this be an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance or torture, gives birth to people who would have otherwise lived a different life, but had now taken up the cudgels for the killed, the disappeared and the tortured.” – Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos