Military still refuses to present report on missing Burgos to activist's mother
() - August 13, 2007 - 5:57pm

The absence of the Armed Forces of the Philippines provost marshall at a local court irked the mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos on Monday.

The absence of military provost marshall Colonel Arthur Abadilla also got the ire of Associate Justice Remedios Salazar-Fernando of the Court of Appeals’ eighth division chair during the habeas corpus hearing today.

Edita Burgos was planning to get a copy of the report from the military concerning the license plate of a vehicle impounded at an Army camp in Bulacan ending up on one of the vehicles used in the April 28 abduction of the activist in Quezon City.

The appellate court ordered Abadilla last week to seek permission from AFP chief of staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. to disclose the contents of the report.

The military had refused to release the report to Edita, claiming it was classified.

Jonas is the son of press freedom icon Jose "Joe" Burgos Jr. while Edita is his widow.

ABADILLA ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES ASSOCIATE JUSTICE REMEDIOS SALAZAR-FERNANDO OF THE COURT OF APPEALS BULACAN BURGOS JR. COLONEL ARTHUR ABADILLA EDITA EDITA BURGOS JONAS BURGOS QUEZON CITY
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