Filipina comfort women say ‘no’ to war

Posted by watchmen
May 22, 2024

  By Dennis Gorecho “We will continue to renounce war because we do not want the next generation to experience what we went through.” Filipina comfort woman Lola Estelita Dy celebrated her 94th birthday in a press conference that coincided with the anniversary of the removal of the “Lola” statue along Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard in Manila last April 27, 2018. Lola Estelita …

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Remembering the 1945 Rape of Manila

Posted by watchmen
March 20, 2024

  By Dennis Gorecho “The non-combatant victims of that tragic battle will remain forever in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people.” This is part of the inscription penned by Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, on the “Memorare Manila 1945 Monument” that can be found in Plaza de Sta. Isabel at the corner of General Luna and Anda Streets, Intramuros, Manila, …

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