Through an email communication from Luisa's daugther I was informed that they have set up an official site to help find Luisa and Nilo where people following up on the developments can check for updates.
While people are frantic looking for Luisa and Nilo “witnesses account” on the abduction of Jonas Burgos is now being muddled with different versions and liepapers are having a field day confusing the people.
Forget about that conflicting "witnesses" account and let's focus on more important and relevant information as opposed to what these liepapers dissed out. Now what exactly are armed men riding in tandem in motorcycles doing keeping a close watch on the residence of the family of the late Jose Burgos, Jr.? If they are the police or military people I don’t think they will find the missing Jonas there and what’s the deal with these burly men on board motorcycles tailing close friends of Jonas Burgos since Monday, April 30? Maybe if they start looking elsewhere instead of the residence of the father of the missing person they may turn out with positive results. Instead of tailing close friends of Jonas they may want to follow hot leads rather than issuing denials or innuendoes on those "other parties” responsible to start doing their job for a change. How about looking at the vehicle described as
It appears that initial investigation points out that the license plate of the Toyota Revo van was reportedly issued to a different vehicle, a 1990 Isuzu sport utility vehicle in Norzagaray, Bulacan. I am not in the habit of speculating and this is probably not related to the missing
The soldiers are allegedly campaigning for BANTAY a party list where Palaparan is reportedly the nominee were said to have removed the streamer of Jon Jon Villanueva a mayoral candidate, the son of Jesus is Lord Movement leader Eduardo "Brother Eddie" Villanueva. In the said incident where a gun battle ensued involving bodyguards of Jon Jon and at least 10 Philippine Army soldiers, one soldier died in the shoot out that is now the object of the investigation by local authorities and AFP.
If the report is true that they were involved in tearing down a Mayoral candidates’ streamer, why are active duty soldiers who are supposed to be in their barracks out in Bulacan doing this? The 3 license plates that were seized posed a very serious concern, why are they carrying said license plates? Maybe the investigators instead of exculpating themselves from responsibility should follow this lead; to think that these soldiers are in the location where Jonas Burgos happens to live may not be just coincidental. The license plates are also a concern especially when the reported license plate of
Bloggers should really get involve and use their blogs to at least post the pictures of the missing persons so as to discourage criminal elements especially those state sanctioned kidnappings under the guise of police work when the “crime” supposedly committed are really having a different mindset amenable to arrogant people in power.
It is ironic and sad that after all these years someone like Gloria Macapagal to come along thrashing whatever democratic space we have gained all because of her mad cling to her questionable tenure.
Statements of support are now pouring in and we need to see the international community raising a howl on this dastardly inhuman act to the attention of international policy makers to urge and demand a stop to these uncivilized acts of violence. Pressure should be mounted to encourage and inform policy makers especially those in charge of aid to the
Former President Corazon C. Aquino in her May 2, 2007 Press Statement:
From Senator Joker Arroyo:
Senator Nene Pimentel urge AFP to thoroughly probe Burgos' abduction before clearing itself.
The Commission on Human Rights is now on the case of Jonas Burgos as reported by Inquirer to quote:
Indeed what a shame while we commemorate World Press Freedom Day the son of a world press icon is missing and feared abducted by military men. It came at a time when the European Commission has just given a grant of P58million to the Philippines for the promotion of human rights.
Ambassador Allistair MacDonald Head of the European Commission delegation in
It is sad that disappearances and extra-judicial killings to this day are still happening, when will we ever learn to respect the sacredness of human life. I feel the pain, anguish and suffering of the relatives who are left in the dark on their missing kin whose fate is left hanging and maybe decided by some morons who has no ability to think or even conscience to speak of.
Where is Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado & Nilo Arado?
Jonas Joseph “Jay Jay” Burgos son of late Freedom Fighter Jose Burgos, Jr. Missing