By AILA JOSOL and YZELLE ROSE PADA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Women’s group Lila Pilipina denounced the Philippine-Japan military pact as the Japanese failed to acknowledge their war crimes against Filipinos and comfort women. “They are again talking about war measures with the Philippine government for mutual access of the Japanese troops that will openly do…
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Lila Pilipina expressed hopes in a media forum at the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) on March 23 that their struggle for historical inclusion, recognition, and justice will be finally achieved, especially given the upcoming 2022 polls.
“All we want is justice. Some of us have died already, yet there is still no justice. Until when are we going to wait?”
“It is abominable that Aquino did not even put on the agenda of his P8.8-million state visit to Japan the plight of Filipino comfort women and instead expressed his support for Japan in its plan to revitalize its military expansionist policy and the resurgent militarism in the whole Asia-Pacific region.” – Gabriela
The lolas (grandmothers) of Lila Filipina, an organization of former “comfort women,” stormed the Japanese Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to demand justice from the government of Japan for the crimes they committed during World War II. The lolas proceeded to Don Chino Bridge near Malacañang gate and brought with them a letter addressed to President Benigno S. Aquino III, asking why he failed to fulfill his promise of obtaining any measure of justice for them. (Photos courtesy of Gabriela / bulatlat.com)
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Lila Pilipina, the organization of Filipino women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, said the Supreme Court decision denying their petition to hold the Japanese government accountable for its crimes against them, which was penned by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, was not only plagiarized but was also “twisted.”