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Bulatlat reports on the latest news from the abduction case of Jonas Burgos. Jonas was an activist who was abducted by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines back in 2007:
The writ of amparo hearing at the Court of Appeals for missing activist Jonas Burgos concluded last Monday, June 23.
“It’s a relief that we do not have to look for resources for the hearing. We also do not have to go through so many emotions and feeling like being in a roller coaster,” Mrs. Burgos said when asked how she felt after the hearing.
Her son Jonas was abducted on April 27, 2007. His family and colleagues have been searching for him since then.
The Supreme Court issued a resolution in July 2010, directing the Commission on Human Rights to investigate Jonas’ disappearance, citing significant lapses in the police investigation.
CHR Commissioner Jose Mamauag said in their report that the abduction of Jonas is “not a simple case of kidnapping done by some individuals within the military, but is, in fact, a part of the entire counter-insurgency program of the past administration wherein both military and police forces played a crucial role in its enforcement.”