A closer look reveals how VFA and the constant presence of US soldiers have been detrimental, subjecting Filipino women to gender-based abuses.
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.
‘Vanessa’ Narrates How American Raped Her
BY BENJIE OLIVEROS ANALYSIS Bulatlat Vanessa and Gadian provide two more reasons why the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) should be abrogated and the Balikatan joint US-Philippine military exercises be stopped. Vanessa is a 22-year-old student who recently came out in a press conference with the women’s group GABRIELA and Evalyn Ursua, former counsel of Subic…
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.”