[Statement] Truth cannot be hidden forever… -AFAD

Truth cannot be hidden forever… AFAD Statement on the 6th Anniversary of Jonas Burgos’ Disappearance 28 April, 2013 Exactly six years ago, Jonas Burgos, peasant leader and son of the late press freedom icon, Joe Burgos, was allegedly seized and made to disappear by the military at the Ever Gotesco Mall in Quezon City. For…

[In the news] Burgos abduction witness tags Baliaga in court, Army officer chokes when grilled about April 28 -InterAksyon.com

Burgos abduction witness tags Baliaga in court, Army officer chokes when grilled about April 28 InterAksyon.com May 10, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Lt. Harry Baliaga, the Army officer implicated in the abduction of activist-farmer Jonas Burgos five years ago, was tagged in court Thursday morning by a restaurant worker as among the seven people he…

[From the web] A mother’s grief -INQUIRER.net

A mother’s grief. Philippine Daily Inquirer April 30, 2012 The mother of desaperacido Jonas Burgos marked over the weekend the fifth anniversary of his disappearance, but with scaled-down expectation of finding him still alive. In terms both poignant and bitter, Edita Burgos has virtually admitted that prospects have dimmed for her ever finding her son…

[From the web] Jonas Burgos, 42 -INQUIRER.net

Jonas Burgos, 42. By Patricia Evangelista, Philippine Daily Inquirer April 28, 2012 I never knew Jonas Burgos, but I know his mother. Every reporter on my beat does. It’s hard to miss her, the checkered shirt, the small folding umbrella, the black purse with the envelopes stuffed with court papers. Her story has been told…