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Suspect in abduction of Jonas Burgos identified by witness

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Suspect in abduction of Jonas Burgos identified by witness


Jeffrey Cabintoy, then busboy at the Hapag Kainan restaurant inside the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City when Jonas Burgos was abducted, readily pointed to Major Harry Baliaga Jr. as the man who told him not to intervene when they forcibly took Jonas five years ago.
 By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com
MANILA – “Sir, he is the one.”

Jeffrey Cabintoy, a witness to the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos told his companion, a Commission on Human Rights (CHR) personnel, the moment he saw Major Harry Baliaga Jr. at the court room this morning.
It turned out that Baliaga was the first witness to be presented by the defense in the continuing hearings on the habeas corpus petition filed by Jonas’s mother, Mrs. Edita Burgos. In a decision issued in July 2011, the Supreme Court reverted back the case to the appellate court’s Special 7th Division.

Before Baliaga took the witness stand, Assistant Solicitor General Amparo Tang, lawyer for the public respondents, requested for an executive session “for the protection of their witness.” Lawyer of Mrs. Burgos, Ricardo Fernandez, objected and instead asked the justices to order Cabintoy to identify Baliaga.

The justices ordered Cabintoy to stand up and point at Baliaga. Cabintoy, then busboy at the Hapag Kainan restaurant inside the Ever Gotesco mall in Quezon City, proved he has not forgotten the man who told him not to intervene when they forcibly took Jonas five years ago. He pointed at the man wearing blue long sleeves..... MORE

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