A closer look reveals how VFA and the constant presence of US soldiers have been detrimental, subjecting Filipino women to gender-based abuses.
This is the second time that a US soldier is able to elude justice for committing a heinous crime against Filipino citizens here in our very own country.
“Years of the United States’ domination of our economy, influence in politics and culture, and military intervention, have proved that friendship isn’t the sane word to describe the US-PH relationship. Slavery is much more precise.” – League of Filipino Students
By MARYA SALAMAT
“It is the experience of every nation that wherever there is a concentration of American soldiers for a prolonged period of time, exploitation and abuse of the local people ensued,” said Emmi de Jesus, secretary-general of Gabriela, the women’s group.
NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Ang mga insidente ng panggagahasa ng kababaihan ng US servicemen ay nagpapatuloy dahil patuloy na sistematikong pagbibigay-presensya sa mga ito sa bansa. Lampas nang isang siglong may Amerikanong sundalo sa bansa, may base militar man sila o wala. Kahit walang formal na base militar na itinatag, sa dispalsipikadong…
A 22-year-old student has come out to expose her alleged rape by a US Marine inside a Makati City hotel on April 19. But the victim said she won’t press charges, citing the case of “Nicole.”
‘Court of Appeals Prostituted Itself’
CA, Arroyo Slammed for Smith Acquittal
As the government lays the ground for the acquittal of Subic rape convict L/CPL Daniel Smith of the US Marines, there are reports that the US troops participating in the Balikatan military exercises in Bicol are enjoying prostitution “services”. With this, the government is allowing the country’s honor to be raped over and over. (Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat.com )
NI JOI BARRIOS Inilathala ng Bulatlat Mahal na kabaro, Mahal na kapatid, Ang balita tungkol sa babaeng ginahis, nagsakdal, at nagpalit ng testimonya ay balitang batid kong lumatay sa bawat dibdib, pinipilit ang bawat isa na bumagtas sa ngayon at sa nakalipas, sa ngayon at sa hinaharap. Pagkat paano nalilimot ang gahasa? Ang paghablot ng…
BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat The former lawyer of Subic rape victim “Nicole” today joined cause-oriented groups and other concerned individuals in filing a petition before the Supreme Court, urging it to investigate “Nicole’s” affidavit expressing doubt over the rape as well as the draft Court of Appeals ruling acquitting US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith,…