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PH government is committed to end impunity, says Coloma

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph/)

Malacañang on Thursday assured the public of its commitment to end culture of impunity in the country.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle tells Edita Burgos not to lose hope in search for Jonas


It has been six years since farmer-activist Jonas Burgos disappeared, but his mother Edita never wavered in hoping and believing that he is still alive.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New NBI probe to lead to truth behind Burgos’ disappearance—De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Where is Jonas Burgos? Is he still alive? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Thursday the inquiry to be conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation on orders of President Aquino would determine answers to these questions nearly five years after activist Jonas Burgos, son of the late press freedom icon Joe Burgos, disappeared after being abducted.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Law bans hit list of gov’t enemies


The military is now prohibited from issuing a hit list—officially called “order of battle”—with the enactment of a law against enforced disappearances, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino urged to sign bill on ‘desaparecidos’ immediately

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Lawmakers and human rights watchdogs on Thursday urged President Aquino to immediately sign a bill penalizing “enforced disappearances” to allow the government to go after those behind the abductions of activist Jonas Burgos, students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, and other people.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bill against disappearances brings hope to victims’ families, says lawmaker

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

The ratification by Congress of a bill penalizing enforced disappearances has brought hope to the families and supporters of Jonas Burgos, Karen Empeño, Sherlyn Cadapan and other Filipino “desaparecidos.”

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

State-backed abduction will be a thing of the past–Lagman

former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Appoint members of the claims board now     RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Before long the Philippines may enact the very first national law in Asia which criminalizes enforced disappearances or the “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State.”

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawmakers ratify bicam report on bill criminalizing enforced disappearances

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers on Tuesday night ratified the bicameral report of a bill seeking to criminalize enforced disappearances.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands of disappearance cases unsolved, says group


For nearly 24 years, Grace Topacio hung on to the image of a jolly Renato to keep her husband’s memory alive.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CA nixes Burgos’ bid for AFP brass testimony


The Court of Appeals nixed the bid of Edita Burgos, mother of missing political activist Jonas Burgos to compel the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the commanding general of the Philippine Army to testify and present evidence on the continuing inquiry surrounding the disappearance of her son five years ago.

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

Kin of missing students slam fugitive general


A lawyer for the families of two missing University of the Philippines activists on Saturday assailed the claim of fugitive retired Major General Jovito Palparan that he was the victim in the abduction case that has prompted him to run from the law.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palparan reported seen in Laguna

Jovito Palparan Jr.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Saturday the government was verifying reports of sightings of retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan, who has eluded the authorities more than a month after a court in Bulacan ordered his arrest.

Posted: January 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Army denies hiding Palparan


The Army’s 7th Infantry Division on Friday denied coddling retired Major General Jovito Palparan, who has eluded arrest since December 20 to face trial on charges of kidnapping and illegally detaining two University of the Philippines students in Bulacan in 2006.

Posted: January 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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