By Tonette Orejas
The families of the desaparecidos (disappeared)—persons who were never seen again after falling into the hands of state agents or under unknown circumstances during and after martial law—will mark All Saints’ Day or Undas with reluctance and sadness.
By Erika Sauler
Edita Burgos still lives with the hope that her missing son, farmer-political activist Jonas Burgos, will one day knock on her door and announce that he’s home.
By Allan Macatuno
With no grave to visit, the mother of Karen Empeño, one of two students of the University of Philippines missing since 2006, will observe All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day with hopes and prayers to find closure for her daughter’s fate.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
, Tarra Quismundo
Flight means guilt and retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan’s lamming it for three years means he has responsibility for the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, a state prosecutor said on Tuesday after the capture of one of the Philippines’ most-wanted fugitives.
By Kate Pedroso
, Marielle Medina
It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.