Believing that her son may have been abducted, the wife of the late press freedom icon Joe Burgos Monday appealed for the release of 36-year-old Jonas Joseph Burgos.
Jonas has been missing with two companions since Saturday, according to Edith Burgos.
“We are asking anybody who may have seen him, or could be holding him, to please set him free,” Edith said in a press conference in Quezon City.
Edith declined to say who might be behind the possible abduction of her son, who has been actively involved in agri-technology training of peasant organizations.
But the Families of Desaparecidos for Justice issued a statement raising the possibility that the military was involved.
“This is a brazen act which only state security forces will have the motive and gall to carry out,” said Desaparecidos spokesperson Ghay Portajada.
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