May the radiance of God’s peace fill the hearts of all.
It’s a glimmer of hope—bittersweet vindication after years of dead ends and uncertainty.”
It is the agony the family of Jonas Burgos continues to endure: The fate and whereabouts of this young man remain unknown despite the tireless search and determined efforts of his mother, Edita T. Burgos, to locate him. Jonas was abducted on May 28, 2007, in a Quezon City mall reportedly by military men.
By Conrado de Quiros
The good news is that Edita Burgos is determined to see justice done. She has been indefatigable in the pursuit of it despite the humongous obstacles that have been put in her path.
President Aquino sent mixed signals to victims of human rights violations in promoting Army colonel Eduardo Año to brigadier general and appointing him head of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Isafp). Año, along with 45 other military officials, is facing charges in connection with the 2007 abduction of activist Jonas Burgos. The case is still undergoing preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice after more than a year, and Burgos remains missing.