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[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

InterAksyon logo2MANILA, 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 poster boy for Philippine desaparecidos.

In a report capping a nearly three-year inquiry, the CA ruled to recognize “the abduction of Jonas Burgos” as an enforced disappearance covered by the Rule on the Writ of Amparo”—the most damning official confirmation yet that the Armed Forces of the Philippines had seized Burgos on April 28, 2007 as he lunched in a Quezon City mall. His family had insisted on this right from the start, but the AFP repeatedly denied it.

The ruling, signed by CA Associate Justice Rosalinda Asuncion-Vicente, was concurred in byAssociate Justices Francisco Diamante and Remedios Salazar-Fernando, the former chair of the special Former 7th Division that was first tasked by the high tribunal to conduct the investigation when the Burgos family, led by Jonas’s mother Edita, first sought a writ of amparo.

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[From the web] CDO coalition mulls Writ of Kalikasan -MindaNews.com

CDO coalition mulls Writ of Kalikasan
By Cong Corrales
October 20, 2012

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 October)—A non-government organization here has threatened to file a Writ of Kalikasan against the city government if it will not do something against the rampant illegal mining activities in the hinterlands of the city.

Orlando Ravanera, chair of the environment coalition Sulog, said they will give the city government “ a last chance” to do something about the unabated mining in the area, otherwise a petition for a writ will be filed against officials.

A Writ of Kalikasan is a legal relief that provides for the protection of one’s right to “a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature,” as enshrined in Section 16, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. It is the environmental counterpart of the Writ of Amparo.

In mulling the filing of a writ, Ravanera said that people should have learned hard lessons from tropical storm Sendong, the worst calamity that hit the city in decades.

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