Jonas Burgos, 41

Edita Burgos is going to court. There is a ruffle of white lace at her throat. The cap of dark hair is the same, the black jacket and fading slacks the same. She sits quietly, smiling and nodding at the newcomers who come to offer their support. She has the complaint in a folder, along with a cover letter addressed to the prosecutor general.

“It is therefore with a ray of hope that I am herewith filing my Affidavit Complaint,” reads her letter, “for the violation of Article 124 of the Revised Penal Code (Arbitrary Detention) or possibly murder, in the enforced disappearance of my son.”
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Jun 11, 2011 under People | 3 comments

Dodging Bullets

PHILIPPINE National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa believes that the issue should be laid to rest. By issue, he means the P6.9 million in euros found in the hand carry luggage of PNP comptroller Eliseo de la Paz, who was in Moscow with an 8-man delegation for the 77th Intepol General Assembly. The piles of euro bills amounted to 105,000, and were enough to detain De la Paz and his wife at the Moscow airport just as they were leaving to fly to Warsaw on extended vacation.
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Nov 8, 2008 under General | no comment