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Families of desaparecidos slam PH plan to delist cases from U.N.

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is disrespectful, totally disregarding and dismissing the suffering of the families of all the missing,” the Free Jonas Burgos Movement says

Families of victims of enforced dissapearance remember their loved ones during a mass at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, 2018. The relatives displayed photos of their beloved desaparecidos while offering candles and flowers on the Wall of Remembrance. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Families of desaparecidos call for justice on All Souls' Day

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Families of victims of enforced disappearances light candles and offer flowers as they continue searching for their missing loved ones

“ Tell us where the deseparecidos, and we will be at peace” says the families of the victims of enforced dissappearance during a gathering in front of the Quiapo Church to remember those who have been missing as we observe All Souls day.  Families lit candles and offered flowers by the photos of those who have missing for years now. “ We have nowhere to offer candles and flowers, so we do it here for all the world to see”. The families and supporters seek justice and vow to continue the search for their loved ones. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Witnesses showed up in court against Jovito Palparan, while witnesses for Jonas Burgos disappeared during trial. Will they resurface after the conviction of the major general?

NO CONVICTION. The army major charged for the disappearance of Jonas Burgos 11 years ago was acquitted in 2017 because the witnesses did not show up during trial.

People of the Philippines vs Jovito Palparan

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM

In this video, reporter Patricia Evangelista and filmmaker Kiri Dalena lay out the case against retired major general Jovito Palparan, accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention

PALPARAN. Jovito Palparan being interviewed after a hearing. Photo by Geloy Concepcion

Families seek full implementation of law for desaparecidos

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, families say the Philippine government has failed 'to prevent abominable wrongdoing' for many years

Families of victims of enforced dissapearance remember their loved ones during a mass at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on International Day of the Disappeared, August 30, 2018. The relatives displayed photos of their beloved desaparecidos while offering candles and flowers on the Wall of Remembrance. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The battle’s not over for mothers of desaparecidos

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Ten years have passed since the abduction of Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan but their mothers remain hopeful that they will be found

'Nasaan ang anak mo?'

May 10, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Mother’s Day for the families of the disappeared

SEARCHING MOTHER. Nanay Lolit has not lost faith that she will find her missing son, that they will again be reunited with his family.

#DearPopeFrancis: Ask PNoy to sign convention vs enforced disappearances

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM

I am writing you simply as a son who grew up without a father a son of a desaparecido

LISTEN TO US. Members of a peasant group gather to welcome the Pope and stage a protest to raise awareness for their plight

Political prisoners' families ask for Pope Francis' help

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:10 PM

Families of political prisoners storm the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila to ask for the Pope s help

Political prisoners to Francis: Hear our stories

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Political detainees as well as families of desaparecidos and victims of extrajudicial will send letters to the Pope

DISTRAUGHT DAUGHTER. Nikki Gamara, daughter of incarcerated NDF peace consultant Renante Gamara, writes her second letter to Pope Francis. She has erlier sent the pontiff an email.

Argentina tries doctors for dictatorship baby thefts

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:52 AM

Two doctors and a midwife go on trial accused of delivering political prisoners babies and helping the country s former military regime steal them from their parents

Follow the Desaparecidos: Defend democracy and good governance

Sep 01, 2014 - 1:07 PM

End the list uphold the rule of law sign and ratify the Convention

Rappler Newscast | August 6, 2014

Aug 06, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Why not? Aquino sisters open to endorsing Binay Top terrorist Marwan still alive Argentina activist finds stolen grandson after 35 years

Argentina activist finds stolen grandson after 35 years

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:36 AM

Estela Carlotto the 83 year old leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo group was told that her daughter s kidnapped son was found after DNA tests confirmed the now 36 year old man s identity

FOUND. Estela de Carlotto, the president of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, smiles after announcing the recovery of her grandson Guido -- the son of her daughter Laura missing in 1976 and the 114th person identified by the group -- in Buenos Aires on August 5, 2014. Daniel Garcia/AFP

#PugadBaboy: May pakinabang

Jul 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Edita B on LT portrayal: 'Nagulat ako'

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:16 AM

On Lorna Tolentino s remarkable job in Burgos: A Mother s Love

NUANCED TURN. Mrs. Burgos said she was amazed to see herself in LT's performance. Screen grab from YouTube (John Wong)

'Burgos': A film with a deep back story

Aug 10, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Edita Burgos story also highlights activist roots of filmmakers with nuanced turn by Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino

COMPELLING STORY. Edita Burgos with Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino. Photo courtesy of CCP

Rights groups: Torture persists under PNoy

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Human rights groups protest against illegal detention and torture on UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims

New evidence in Jonas Burgos case

Apr 01, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Burgos mother asks the Supreme Court to have his case referred back to the Court of Appeals for further hearing

NEW EVIDENCE. This photo of Jonas Burgos was allegedly taken after his abduction in 2007.Photo from http://freejonasburgosmovement.blogspot.com/

It's a first in Asia: 'Desaparecidos' law

Dec 21, 2012 - 7:27 PM

President Aquino signs the landmark Anti Enforced of Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012

STILL MISSING. It is the 5th anniversary of the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos.

'Desaparecido' law not yet signed, clarifies solon

Dec 20, 2012 - 6:50 PM

Albay Rep Edcel Lagman apologizes for announcing that the bill has been signed into law

AWAITING SIGNATURE. A bill against enforced disappearances awaits the President's signature. Activist Jonas Burgos is one of the victims of involuntary disappearance, missing since 2007. File photo

3 retired generals charged in Burgos case

Jun 09, 2012 - 12:08 PM

The complaint filed a year ago by the Burgos family with the DOJ was based on a Commission on Human Rights investigation

AFP Chiefs Tolentino, Razon and Esperon wait at the DOJ fiscal's office. 8 Jun 2012. Photo by John Javellana.

Why would the Army abduct Jonas Burgos?

Apr 28, 2012 - 11:28 AM

No other case of forced disappearance in recent history has come this close to identifying key players yet Burgos abduction has not yielded any arrests

STILL MISSING. It is the 5th anniversary of the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos.