[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] Rights lawyers eye anti-desaparecido raps vs Baliaga, Ano, others over Burgos -InterAksyon.com

Rights lawyers eye anti-desaparecido raps vs Baliaga, Ano, others over Burgos By InterAksyon.com April 3, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyers involved in seeking justice for Jonas Burgos said they would “seriously study” amending the criminal complaint for arbitrary detention and obstruction of justice they filed over the abduction of the activist to the…

[In the news] AFP vows ‘cooperation’ after CA tags military in Jonas Burgos ‘abduction’ -InterAksyon.com

AFP vows ‘cooperation’ after CA tags military in Jonas Burgos ‘abduction’ By Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com March 28, 2013 The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday pledged to cooperate and comply with Court directives aimed at fully uncovering the details behind the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos, one day after the Court of Appeals affirmed…

[In the news] Jonas Burgos was ‘abducted by AFP’, court commission concludes -InterAksyon.com

Jonas Burgos was ‘abducted by AFP‘, court commission concludes By InterAksyon.com March 27, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED 5:18PM) The Court of Appeals has completed its Supreme Court-directed inquiry into the abduction of Jonas Burgos and declared the military, “particularly the Philippine Army, accountable for the enforced disappearance” of the activist-farmer who has become the…

[In the news] LITTLE BURGOS | A happy heart renders ’10 Rights of a Child’, masking suspicious loss of dad Jonas -InterAksyon.com

LITTLE BURGOS | A happy heart renders ’10 Rights of a Child’, masking suspicious loss of dad Jonas By InterAksyon.com January 29, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Guess who is the latest – and arguably one of the cutest – child rights advocates? She is 8-year-old Yumi Burgos, only child of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, one of…

[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] 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…

[In the news] Jonas Burgos, 41 – INQUIRER.net

Jonas Burgos, 41. By: Patricia Evangelista Philippine Daily Inquirer Edita Burgos is going to court. There is a ruffle of white lace at her throat. The cap of dark hair is the same, the black jacket and fading slacks the same. She sits quietly, smiling and nodding at the newcomers who come to offer their…

[In the news] De Lima mulls inclusion of two witnesses in Burgos abduction case – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

De Lima mulls inclusion of two witnesses in Burgos abduction case – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Tetch Torres INQUIRER.net Filed Under: Abduction, Human Rights, Military, Judiciary (system of justice) MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima is considering the inclusion of two witnesses in the abduction of leftwing activist Jonas Burgos to the Department…