This week on Probe
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY, TORTURE, MURDER
And you thought it only happens in the movies. This Wednesday, PROBE will keep viewers at the edge of their seats as they join the journey of Cion and Estelita, two sisters who are in search for Luz, their sister who has been missing for the past 20 years.
In the 1980s, the New People’s Army purged its ranks of suspected deep penetration agents or DPAs. At the end of the almost ten-year “cleansing,” the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-NPA realized the error of its ways and released those in captivity. By then, thousands had already been sentenced to death without due process, had been brutally tortured and killed, and dumped in unmarked graves all over the country. While the CPP-NPA eventually admitted that they were wrong, they neglected to give the martyrs proper burial and to inform their families of the truth.
Probe tells the story of Cebu 13 – thirteen labor organizers who were active in the movement, suspected to be DPAs, and were executed in a span of a few months in 1985.
With the help of PATH, an NGO dedicated to returning these martyrs to their families, the two sisters fly to Cebu, make the perilous trek over two mountains to recover the remains of Luz and Lando, their sister and her husband. With the help of a team of forensic anthropologists, they discover what could have happened in the final moments in Luz’ and Lando’s lives.
Apart from all that, the two sisters are also on a mission to find Luz's son, who was entrusted to a NPA sympathizer 20 years ago. This nephew should be all grown-up by now and possibly ignorant of what fate befell his parents.
Luz and Lando, the sisters, the son: all are victims of a senseless killing spree that happened two decades ago. Will this be a reunion for the family? Join them in their journey this Wednesday, September 20, at 11 p.m. on ABS-CBN.
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