[In the news] Remembering the ‘desaparecidos’ -MindaNews.com

Remembering the ‘desaparecidos’
By Lorie Ann Cascaro, MindaNews.com
November 2, 2012

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Nov) – For the families of victims of enforced disappearances or “desaparecidos,” Undas or the Day of the Dead is commemorated not in the cemeteries.

“They are neither dead nor alive. We don’t know which cemetery to go ts. So we only light candles in the church to remember them,” Bayan Intise, son of desaparecidos, said Wednesday.

Intise, spokesperson of Pagkakaisa ng mga Biktima para sa Hustisya (Hustisya) Southern Mindanao, said his parents, Nelly and Federico, have been missing for six years.

Known for being active in community organizing, his parents were taken by alleged government agents in General Santos City on October 26, 2006.

Intise said his father was a military target for being a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, while his mother was very supportive of his father’s work.

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