Enrile assures to look into Jonas Burgos mom’s plea vs new ISAFP chief

SENATE President Juan Ponce Enrile on Tuesday assured Edita Burgos to look into her petition against the confirmation of newly-appointed Army chief Brig. Gen. Eduardo Ano, the former head of the Intelligence Security Group, one of the suspects in the abduction of her missing son, Jonas Joseph Burgos.

“Kapag may kasalanan, dapat parusahan,” Enrile told Mrs. Burgos after a brief talk on the petition she filed against Ano at the Commission on Appointment.

“Amen,“ Mrs. Burgos said after hearing Enrile’s assurance.

In her petition, Mrs. Burgos formally informed the powerful commission that they are opposing the confirmation of Ano for being one of the suspect in the abduction of his son, Jonas, who until today was never been found.

“May we formally inform our honourable lawmakers that we are opposing the confirmation of the newly-appointed Army Brig. Gen. Eduardo Ano, the former head of ISG, and one of our suspects in the abduction of my missing son Jonas Joseph Burgos last April 28, 2007 at the Ever Gotesco Mall in Quezon City.

Mrs. Burgos expressed belief she can only get justice if Ano’s confirmation to get his first star in the abduction of her son.

“Despite the difficulties we continue to endure, I continue to look for my son, whom we believe is a victim of a grand conspiracy by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. But the Commission can help us in our quest for justice if our honourable lawmakers will stop Col. Ano, from getting his first star,” she said in a three page petition.

“Col. Ano doesn’t deserve to be a general of the Armed Forces for his role in the abduction of my son Jonas,” she added.

Mrs. Burgos also informed Enrile that a criminal case against Ano along with Lt. Col. Melquiades Feliciano and Army Major Harry Ballaga was filed before the Department of Justice to hold them liable for the enforce disappearance of her son.

She added that the case is for violation of Article 1234 of the Revised Penal Code (arbitrary detention) or possibly murder against them.

“With prayers that justice would be served, I close with the confidence that a mother’s plea would be heard in the Halls of Congress,” Mrs. Burgos concluded.

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