Tuesday, August 6, 2013

TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME TO THE PREMIERE OF BURGOS



...and those who were with us in prayer.
  
“Whoare you, sweet light, who fills me
andbrightens the darkness of my heart?
Youguide me like a maternal hand,
Andif you were to abandon me,
 I could not take another step.”
--St. Edith Stein prayed this prayer on the last Pentecostof her life.

Amidst the compliments, the support, the undeniable affirmation we receive from you, the darkness of the heart  encircled by the SPACE we know as the HOLY SPIRIT, can only tell us, ‘to God be the glory!’ All these are but a glimmer of HIS grace, so abundant in the crosses of mylife.  Our eternal gratitude to HIM who loved us first.

And to those who were and are His instruments accept the gratitude of the Burgos family and our fellow victims.  Salamat po sa inyo: Director Joel Lamangan , Heaven’s Best Entertainment, Ms. Harlene Bautista-Tejedor, Mr. Ricardo Lee, and all those involved in the production;  Ms. Lorna Tolentino, Rocco Nacino, Dimples Romana, Allen Dizon, Ina Feleo, Kerbie Zamora,  Bangs Garcia, and Barbara Miguel and all the actors and actresses; Dennis Evangelista and the work force behind the scenes.  Pagpalain kayo ng Diyos.

Tomy family, children, brothers, relatives … fellow Carmelites, to Human Rights advocates, to dear faithful friends, to my fellow victims… and all who wonder why, I, a very private person, now allow the public to get a glimpse into the life of the Burgos family, the film is for you.

When Director Joel proposed the idea of the film, my first motion was to just smile and shrug it off… but prayer within the year (from the time the idea was broached to the first interview with Ricky Lee), has led me to go ‘out of the walls  of Jerusalem’. Jesus was taken outside the city gates, to die in that unholy place, Calvary.  Thus, we know that ‘the love of God can be found precisely where in the eyes of men and women, God is not present.  The Cross of Christ is imbedded in the middle of a sinful sea of humanity.   I am urged to look for His face among all, the weakest to the strongest, the voiceless to the loud, including those who are furthest away.

I share with you the core message of the film … that our main preoccupation, our passion is to practice persevering and continual prayer.  To pray …while we search for Jonas or try to keep still to listen, to  pray…while we laugh and sing or as we shed tears and hug each other to ease the sorrow.  All should emanate from the heart… an overflow of love for The Unseen Lover reaching out to the ‘seen’ unloved. Then everything becomes a unifying and uninterrupted prayer. Then when the moment comes that we are no longer able to say a word of prayer because the pain is so deep or the joy is so immense, then that moment will also be prayer. 

Maraming,maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. 

God be praised for ever!

EDITA T. BURGOS, OCDS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Joel Lamangan: Ilitaw si Jonas Burgos!


Award winning director and activist Joel Lamangan holds a photo of Jonas Burgos in support of the cause.  Lamangan is directing the life story of Edita Burgos.  The film will give people a glimpse into the lives of her family and their search for Jonas.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cardinal Tagle officiates mass for Jonas Burgos


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's message during the mass for Justice last 25 April 2013 is to not lose hope.  "Because if we don't get justice from the courts of man, they will face the Court of God."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I am Jonas Burgos



To mark the 6th year of Jonas' abduction, Netizens are being urged to make the photo above their profile pic for a week.  Please join us.  If you have a Facebook account, please visit the Free Jonas Burgos Movement and click or share the "i am Jonas Burgos" post.  Your support for this campaign is highly appreciated.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Join the mass for Jonas this April 25


Please join the family tomorrow, Thursday 25 April 2013, as they hear mass for Truth and Justice in observance of the 6th year of Jonas Burgos' abduction.  The mass will be held at Quiapo Church by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, 10 am.  A symbolic call for action will also be held after the mass.  Your support is highly appreciated.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jonas Burgos photo surfaced



5 years and 338 days of search and only a photo of Jonas Burgos surfaced.  Taken days after he was abducted...a handkerchief used as blindfold still around his neck.  It is the family's hope this photo and other newly found evidences will finally bring them closer to finding Jonas Burgos.

Click the link below to go to RedAntsProduction Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao1m_S2_Jvk

On Jonas' 43rd Birthday


March 29 was Jonas’ 43rd birthday.  Today the family will be able to give him a special gift. 

This gift is newly found evidence, which we believe will lead us closer to finding Jonas.

While the family and friends of Jonas unwaveringly pursued the truth (about the enforced disappearance of Jonas) confident in god’s mercy, never before throughout the search has been this kind of evidence been uncovered.

The hope that has been sustained by bits and pieces of discoveries and the fidelity of those who journeyed with us in the search has been further strengthened by this new evidence.

We submit to the judicial process and offer this uncovered evidence to the courts.

We plead to the President, the Supreme Court to act on this petition.

We offer prayers for those involved that they may be enlightened and they would have the courage to say the truth.

Edita Burgos
3. 31.2013