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‘Undas’ a difficult time for ‘desaparecidos’ kin

THE BANTAYOG ng mga Desaparecido on the grounds of the Baclaran Church in Parañaque City lists the
names of the disappeared since 1972. RICHARD A. REYES

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.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edita Burgos still holds out hope

EDITA Burgos

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.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mom of missing UP student still hoping, praying

Concepcion Empeño (center) and Erlinda Cadapan, mothers of missing UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan hold pictures of their daughters during a meeting with Sen. Mar Roxas. RODEL ROTONI/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palparan’s flight means guilt–DOJ

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FUGITIVE GENERAL  Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, wanted for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students, at the height of his power (left) commanded forces believed to have abducted and summarily executed activists. After three years in hiding, he was caught on Tuesday in Sta. Mesa, Manila, sporting long hair and a goatee. A clean-cut Palparan (right) was presented to the media at the National Bureau of Investigation.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/NBI PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

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.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why didn’t gov’t see the disappeared?

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President Aquino: ‘You would be judged’ //inset Desaparecido Jonas Burgos, whose case remains unresolved. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

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.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »