A military official accused of involvement in the disappearance of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos in 2007 has been promoted and appointed chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
InterAksyon.com and the Philippine News Agency report Brigadier General Eduardo Año will take his oath as a general in Malacañang today, December 3. Edita Burgos, mother of the missing activist, called the promotion "the height of irony that an officer accused of engaging in an illegal, unconstitutional act should be rewarded with a promotion---and a prime position as chief of the AFP's intelligence office."
"In a series of hearings on her appeal for a writ of amparo at the Court of Appeals, Edita Burgos through lawyer Boyet Fernandez had cited then Colonel Año as one of those with direct supervision over a military team tagged by witnesses among those who abducted her son as he lunched at a restaurant in Quezon City on April 28, 2007," the report said.
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