19-Feb-14, 2:34 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com
(UPDATE - 3:07 p.m.) The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) chaired by Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday confirmed the interim appointment of General Eduardo M. Ano as chief of the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ((SAFP).
04-Feb-14, 4:05 PM | InterAksyon.com
UPDATED 5:19pm- The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to the Department of Justice the petition of Edita T. Burgos filed in April 2013, seeking further investigation of the disappearance of her son as she submitted, under seal, new documents on the military's role in his abduction.
21-Jan-14, 5:46 PM | InterAksyon.com
Global rights monitor Human Rights Watch has accused the Philippine government of failing to match its rhetoric in support of human rights with meaningful action in 2013 to end impunity for extrajudicial killings, torture, and enforced disappearances.
13-Nov-13, 6:45 AM | InterAksyon.com
Army officer Harry Baliaga was arraigned Tuesday on the charge of arbitrary detention in connection with the abduction and disappearance of activist-farmer Jonas Burgos six years ago, but refused to enter any plea, so the court entered a “not guilty” plea for him.
27-Oct-13, 5:19 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
The Philippine Army has provided financial aid to Major Harry Baliaga to help cover his bail bond after he was ordered arrested in connection with the 2007 abduction and involuntary disappearance of peasant-activist Jonas Burgos.
25-Oct-13, 11:49 AM | InterAksyon.com
The Army officer accused of leading the team of agents who abducted activist-farmer Jonas Burgos in 2007 posted bail at the Quezon regional trial court on Thursday.
23-Oct-13, 7:07 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
The Army major implicated in the 2007 abduction of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos will make himself available to authorities once police serve an arrest warrant from the court, according to Army spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang.
21-Oct-13, 5:18 PM | InterAksyon.com
A Quezon City court has ordered the arrest of an Army major implicated in the abduction of the still-missing farmer-activist Jonas Joseph Burgos after finding probable cause in the charge of arbitrary detention filed against him.
25-Sep-13, 11:27 AM | InterAksyon.com
A letter from Edita Burgos to the Commission on Appointments details, for the first time, her long journey to uncover the truth about why the military would want to seize her son, the missing farmer-activist Jonas Brugos.
25-Sep-13, 11:07 AM | InterAksyon.com
The subcommittee on national defense of the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday endorsed the confirmation of Brigadier General Eduardo Ano as chief of the Intelligence Services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines despite the continuing objections of the mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos
13-Sep-13, 12:48 PM | InterAksyon.com
Human rights groups picketed the Department of Justice Friday to protest the dropping of charges against military officers they said are among those responsible for the enforced disappearance of missing activist Jonas Burgos.
06-Sep-13, 11:09 PM | Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr., Philippine News Agency
The Department of Justice has exonerated former officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in the criminal complaint on the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos.
04-Sep-13, 2:46 PM | Ernie P. Reyes, InterAksyon.com
The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday deferred anew action on the nomination of Gen. Eduardo M. Ano as chief of the ISAFP, but approved those of 48 other officers, led by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista.
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.