Victims of Military abductions surfaced due to Writ of Amparo
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Writ of Amparo subject surfaced (2nd Victim)

On this post, I will be compiling news reports about political abductions done by the police or military in the Philippines but are surfaced due to the Writ of Amparo.

These are proofs that indeed political killings and abductions are done by the Philippine military and police.

Writ of amparo subject surfaces but is still held

By Germelina Lacorte
Last updated 02:15am (Mla time) 11/11/2007

DAVAO CITY -- A suspected communist rebel who went missing after he was arrested at a checkpoint by militiamen in Barangay Malabog here two weeks ago surfaced after the Regional Trial Court served the writ of amparo on the militiamen on Tuesday.

But Bebelita Bustamante, the mother of Luisito Bustamante, said she was still uneasy because the militiamen holding her son have refused to release him.

The court sheriff, together with human rights group Karapatan, served the writ of amparo on Noli Ubat, head of Task Force Davao militia.

On Oct. 27, Bustamante was with friends and a younger sister on their way to distribute barangay election handbills in Malabog Proper when militiamen headed by Ubat held him inside a Task Force Davao checkpoint.

Kelly Delgado, secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao, said it was good that Bustamante surfaced during the serving of the writ but the group was worried about reports that Bustamante was moved to another location after they saw him.

“The mere fact that he was seen on TV only confirmed that they had Bustamante in their custody,” he said, adding that Bustamante “appeared to be in a state of trauma.”

“I told him not to sign anything in the absence of a lawyer but he told me he signed something saying that he was an NPA,” Delgado said

The mother filed the petition for the writ of amparo on Nov. 7, or 11 days after her son went missing.

Delgado said RTC Executive Judge Isaac Robillo Jr. granted the petition only a few hours after receiving it.

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