Accused Major Harry Baliaga’s lawyer attempted to have the arraignment deferred but the motion was denied.
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“This is good news. I just hope the developments will continue.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos, mother of Jonas
“The recent confirmation of Brig. Gen. Año to star rank reminds us of the promotion of Gen. Palparan and many others who had faced serious and credible charges of rights violations,” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers
“A soldier whose rank is low and who only follows orders is implicated while his superiors are set free. I could not understand this.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos
How many more mothers would have to shed tears before justice prevails?
“..the Aquino administration obviously rewards, instead of punishes, human rights violators such as Gen. [Aurelio] Baladad.” – Justice for the Morong 43 alliance
Today is the sixth year since farmer-activist Jonas Burgos was abducted by state security forces. For the first time, his wife speaks in this video made by Jonas’s younger brother, JL.
“Why do such human rights violations persist with impunity even under the Aquino administration?” – Fr. Rex Reyes, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
“It is about the journey of a mother who seeks the truth about her son.”