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Jonas Burgos mother: Año’s promotion doesn’t change anything

JONAS Burgos

The mother of Jonas Burgos said the promotion of Brigadier General Eduardo Año to major general does not negate his alleged involvement in her activist son’s disappearance.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Resto worker gives away Army major in Jonas Burgos abduction

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JONAS Burgos

It was a restaurant busboy’s word against that of a military officer. Citing an eyewitness account of the 2007 Jonas Burgos abduction, a Quezon City court has ordered the arrest of an Army major in what may be the most significant development by far in the case of the missing farmer-activist.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Court orders arrest of Army major in Jonas Burgos abduction

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WHERE’S JONAS?  After almost six years of fruitless search, this photo of Jonas Burgos, reportedly taken days after he was abducted, has surfaced, with the handkerchief used as blindfold still around his neck.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It was a restaurant busboy’s word against that of a military officer.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No bail for Palparan coaccused

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Jovito Palparan Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Bulacan court has denied bail to two soldiers earlier charged with the enforced disappearance of two female University of the Philippines students in 2006.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino orders ‘focused’ NBI probe of Jonas case

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Brig. Gen. Eduardo Año remains seated after his confirmation as chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines was deferred by the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday. The officer was allegedly involved in the disappearance of activist Jonas Burgos.

“Focused, dedicated and exhaustive.” That’s the directive issued by President Aquino to the National Bureau of Investigation when he ordered the agency to look into the April 2007 abduction of Jonas Burgos, son of the late press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr., in the face of a purported new and explosive evidence implicating the military in the disappearance, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace orders NBI to conduct ‘focus, exhaustive’ probe of Burgos’ disappearance

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Jonas Burgos.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to open a “focused, dedicated and exhaustive’’ investigation of the April 2007 abduction of Jonas Burgos shortly after his mother announced that she has obtained evidence that would implicate the military in Burgos’ disappearance.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace vows justice for Jonas Burgos based on evidence

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Jonas Burgos.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

As new evidence surfaced purportedly implicating the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the 2007 abduction of Jonas Burgos, Malacañang said on Tuesday that courts exacted justice based on evidence and presumed suspects to be innocent until proven guilty.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Jonas Burgos’ ma: New proof against AFP like bomb

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WHERE’S JONAS?  After almost six years of fruitless search, this photo of Jonas Burgos, reportedly taken days after he was abducted, has surfaced, with the handkerchief used as blindfold still around his neck.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A day after Easter Sunday, Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos, hopes to resurrect her more than five-year-long search for her son with new evidence that she said would be a “bomb” against the government.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lacson surprised by names in ‘Order of Battle’ now banned by new law

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Not just the usual suspects. Sometimes an “order of battle” would include the name of a government official that intelligence reports would link to crimes like drugs and kidnapping.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fast Facts

1,838 – Total number of cases of enforced disappearance documented by the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) since 1971.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Court denies Palparan’s bid for extension

Jovito Palparan Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Calling their excuses “flimsy,” the Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the bid of the lawyers of fugitive retired Gen. Jovito Palparan and two other military officers for an extension of their time to question their prosecution in connection with the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) coeds.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino urged to sign law on enforced disappearance ASAP

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker on Thursday urged President Benigno Aquino III to sign the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 which would criminalize the “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State.”

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Just following orders’ just won’t cut it in military—Malacañang

Jovito Palparan Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Military officers cannot dodge responsibility for having committed immoral acts by saying that they were “just following orders.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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