By Germelina A. Lacorte
Davao Today

The mother of a 22-year-old youth reported missing in barangay Malabog, Paquibato district since over a week ago has filed a petition for writ of amparo before the Regional Trial Court seeking for the release of her son.

Bebelita Bustamante, 47, has filed the petition before the clerk of
court of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) here 11 days after her son,
Luisito “Yongyong” Bustamante, was allegedly held for questioning by
elements of the Task Force Davao and was never returned.

Named as respondents are President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Armed
Forces Chief of Staff General Hermogenes Esperon, PNP Dir. General
Avelino Razon, Major. General Ernesto Boac, 10th ID, Lt. Col.
Alexander Ambal, 73rd IB Co., Col. Alan Luga, Task Force Davao; Noli
Ubat and seven John Does.

Taken. Bebilita Bustamante, mother of the missing Luisito Bustamante, and Kelly Delgado, secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao, show the petition for the writ of amparo that they filed at the sala of Judge Isaac G. Robillo Jr., Regional Trial Court Branch 13 in Davao City. ( photo by Barry Ohaylan)

At about 6 p.m. of October 27, the 22 year old Bustamantewith friends
and his younger sister Libbywere on their way to Malabog proper to
distribute handbills for the approaching barangay elections; when
Bustamante was held at a checkpoint by elements of the Task Force
Davao, headed by Noli Ubat, a resident of barangay Malabog and member
of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU).

According to the affidavits by his friends Avelino Lorenzana, Jr., 20,
and Salazar Amad, 23, Amad had asked Ubat to accompany Bustamante but
Ubat refused, saying that they were holding him because he was a
member of the Communist New People’s Army.

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