“They dragged us to the garrisons, made us do their laundry, ordered us to cook and iron their clothes and when the night fell, several Japanese soldiers took turns raping us. They were vicious during the war and they needed women for their recreation. They treated us as sexual slaves.”
The predator, in this case, is a corrupt politician who had the police functioned as his private army. This equally brutal government is about to set him free. We have all the reasons to fear rape and death to this day.
“If Sanchez is freed this year he would have served merely 25 years of the 360 years sentence meted to him.”
The recent incident of rape involving a member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is enraging. But what is even more infuriating is the admission of PO1 Eduardo Valencia when he was presented to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde. To quote, “Sir, may pamilya po ako. Sir, hindi na po bago sa’ting mga operatiba…
“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.”
“Poor women victims are not laughing.”
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.
“Impunity exists because social structures that should ensure the protection of women and children from violence do more harm by being indifferent and even anti-women.”
MANILA – The progressive women’s group Gabriela held a protest action in front of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City on April 27 demanding that the Armed Forces of the Philippines surrender a soldier charged with rape. The group said on April 8, the Malaybalay Bukidnon Municipal Trial Court has issued a resolution citing…
“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela
“Rape is among the worse (if not the worst) form of violence against women. It should not be trivialized nor should it be a subject of jokes. Rape is a subject that should be treated with utmost sensitivity. The trauma that victims and their families undergo is immeasurable.”