11-May-13, 7:33 PM | Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon.com
Ricky Lee and director Joel Lamangan take on the true story of Jonas Burgos, who was abducted six years ago by members of the Army and has yet to resurface to this day. They are presenting the story from the point of view of family matriarch Edita Burgos, played in the film by Lorna Tolentino.
28-Apr-13, 10:26 AM | InterAksyon.com
In this video, the wife of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos explains her silence and the silent prayer she and their daughter makes every night since that terrible day her husband was abducted by military soldiers from a mall on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
25-Apr-13, 6:54 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com
Impunity in the commission of human-rights violations did not stop, even with the exit of the administration of former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, blamed for a counterinsurgency template that sanctioned preemptive strikes on dissidents.
25-Apr-13, 4:05 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Thursday called on the abductors of Jonas Burgos and all other victims of enforced disappearances to 'repent' and 'face God' as he spoke out against the continued injustice visited on those who grieve.
18-Apr-13, 1:22 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com
(Updated 1:37 p.m.) The case of Jonas Burgos, an activist who was picked up by government agents and has gone missing for the past six years, will be one of the priorities of a government "superbody" created to look into extra-judicial killings.
12-Apr-13, 3:00 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will provide the Supreme Court the location of its personnel allegedly involved in the enforced disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos.
12-Apr-13, 10:37 AM | Lorenz Niel Santos, InterAksyon.com
The Supreme Court has ordered the military leadership to disclose the location of soldiers involved in the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos six years ago.
08-Apr-13, 1:53 PM | InterAksyon.com
Bangon Pilipinas lone senatorial candidate Eddie Villanueva, detained several years by the Marcos regime, is seeking a final resolution of the six-year-old case of the missing activist Jonas Burgos, recently tagged by the CA as a case of enforced disappearance by the Army.
05-Apr-13, 3:35 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The family of the late world press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr. may have had frequent run-ins with the military in the past, but his widow and the chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) share a common hope: 'closure' on the disappearance of his son Jonas.
03-Apr-13, 12:30 PM | InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 2:03 p.m.) President Benigno Aquino III has ordered Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to conduct a 'focused, exhaustive, and parallel' probe on the disappearance of activist-farmer Jonas Burgos, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Tuesday.
03-Apr-13, 9:06 AM | InterAksyon.com
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 'graver violation' of the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act.
02-Apr-13, 9:28 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
An Army major tagged as a key figure in the 2007 abduction of activist-farmer Jonas Burgos remains in active duty and accessible to investigators, the Philippine Army spokesman said Tuesday.
02-Apr-13, 7:01 PM | InterAksyon.com
Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist-farmer Jonas Burgos, said Tuesday she was positive that the image of her son, in a photo that surfaced recently, was authentic and taken after his disappearance.
02-Apr-13, 4:47 PM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
Despite the Court of Appeals ruling holding the Army accountable for the abduction and disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos in 2007, the chief of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday insisted there is not enough evidence to implicate anyone.
02-Apr-13, 12:36 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
Behind President Benigno Aquino III's peace and human rights rhetoric and the accompanying road shows being launched by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Oplan Bayanihan is no different from the brutal campaigns of suppression of the past, said the Communist Party of the Philippines.
02-Apr-13, 9:06 AM | InterAksyon.com
The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Tuesday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to order the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which the Court of Appeals held accountable for the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos, to disclose all relevant information on the abduction of the missing activist.
01-Apr-13, 4:51 PM | Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The Philippine Army has refused to comment on the mug shot of activist Jonas Burgos that emerged and was distributed nearly six years after he was seized in 2007.
01-Apr-13, 4:33 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com
The case of missing activist Jonas Burgos could be used to test the effectiveness of the newly-minted Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act, a partylist lawmaker said Monday.
01-Apr-13, 12:10 PM | InterAksyon.com
The family of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos has released a short video pleading with President Benigno Aquino III to help stop the culture of impunity with "actions" against the perpetrators and for the perpetrators to come forward and tell them where he is.
01-Apr-13, 11:29 AM | InterAksyon.com
After nearly six years of official denial by the military top brass, a photo of a Jonas Burgos, purportedly filed with the Philippine Army by alleged military officers who took him as he lunched at a Quezon City Mall in April 2007, was obtained from reliable sources by InterAksyon.com.
01-Apr-13, 11:21 AM | InterAksyon.com
On the heels of a Court of Appeals ruling that the 2007 abduction of Jonas Burgos was a military-sanctioned case of enforced disappearance, his family returned to the Supreme Court Monday morning asking it to direct the CA to conduct further hearings on "newly-discovered evidence."
30-Mar-13, 2:38 PM | InterAksyon.com
Human rights and public interest law groups on Saturday urged the government to go beyond the military personnel the Court of Appeals named in its ruling on the Jonas Burgos case and to prosecute all officers linked to the disappearance of the activist and other human rights violations.
28-Mar-13, 10:46 AM | Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com
The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday pledged to 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 suspicions that the military was behind Burgos' abduction in 2007.
27-Mar-13, 5:34 PM | Edita T. Burgos
Edita Burgos, mother of abducted activist-farmer Jonas Burgos, released the following statement on Wednesday after the Court of Appeals officially declared Jonas the victim of an 'enforced disappearance' carried out by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on April 28, 2007.
27-Mar-13, 4:37 PM | InterAksyon.com
UPDATE 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 desaparecidos.
29-Jan-13, 6:05 PM | InterAksyon.com
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 the most recognizable desaparecidos in the country.
24-Dec-12, 3:00 PM | InterAksyon.com
The denial by the military and the government of the existence of an âOrder of Battleâ with names of alleged enemies of the state has come under fire from rights groups, who described the denial as a disservice in the wake of the passage of Asiaâs first measure outlawing enforced disappearances.
19-Dec-12, 2:55 PM | InterAksyon.com
On Wednesday, the Commission on Appointments confirmed six foreign affairs officials—including the country's new envoy to China. It also deferred confirmation of newly-promoted Brigadier General Eduardo Año, allegedly involved in the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos.
12-Dec-12, 10:39 AM | InterAksyon.com
On the eve of a week-long celebration of Human Rights Day, a recently promoted general also assumed a critical post: chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP. This despite the fact that Ano faces criminal charges in connection with the 2007 abduction of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos.
10-Dec-12, 7:44 PM | Karl John C. Reyes, InterAksyon.com
Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday assured the mother of the missing farmer-activist Jonas Burgos that he would look into her petition against the confirmation of newly appointed Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Brig. Gen. Eduardo M. Ano.
05-Dec-12, 8:26 AM | Veronica C. Uy, InterAksyon.com
A man who said he was a human rights victim of fugitive retired general Jovito Palparan is saddened by the promotion of Brigadier General Eduardo M. Ano, one of the high-ranking military officers implicated in the abduction of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos.
03-Dec-12, 8:04 PM | InterAksyon.com
Edita T. Burgos buried on Monday the last of her hopes that the human rights situation will improve in the country, as a newly promoted general linked to her son Jonas's abduction took his oath before the President as the new chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP.
02-Dec-12, 1:12 PM | InterAksyon.com with Philippine News Agency
The new chief of the Intelligence Service of the AFP, who was recently promoted despite a pending case filed by the mother of missing farmer-activist Jonas Burgos against him, will join 52 other officers in a mass oath-taking before President Benigno Aquino III on Monday.
18-Oct-12, 3:02 PM | InterAksyon.com
International non-government organization Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged President Benigno Aquino III to immediately sign into law a bill criminalizing enforced disappearances in the Philippines.
08-Jun-12, 8:01 PM | Philippine News Agency
Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., retired Philippine National Police Director General Avelino Razon, Jr. and retired Philippine Army commanding general Romeo Tolentino on Friday appeared at the hearing of the abduction case on the missing activist Jonas Burgos at the Department of Justice.