Comfort Women

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Seventy years after the end of World War II, the shameful act of sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army has finally come to a “negotiated” end between Japan and South Korea in what many believe was driven by the geopolitical realities in the volatile East Asia. The Japan-South Korea détente began when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke before a Read More …

South Korean comfort women (file photo)

By  Erick San Juan The forthcoming visit of US President Barack Obama in this part of the region particularly to its allies Japan and South Korea seemed to put pressure on the two allies to iron out its long-standing issue on the war crimes committed by the Japanese army during the Second World War particularly on the issue of the ‘comfort women’ as sex slaves. Read More …

View from Malcolm By Atty. Harry Roque Jr. Manila Standard Today Am very much bothered by pronouncements made by the members and the chairman of the House Committee on Justice that they will abandon the impeachment proceeding against Justice Mariano del Castillo. The reason given was that the House could not handle the prosecution of the Corona impeachment and that of del Castillo at the Read More …

BY MYLAH REYES ROQUE VERA Files Malaya Isabelita C. Vinuya, 79; Pilar Q. Galang, 80; Maxima R. Dela Cruz,82; Leonor H. Sumawang,79; and Maria L. Quilantang 80, are five women who belong to the group Malaya Lolas who traveled from Mapaniqui in Candaba, Pampanga to Manila to pursue their fight for justice. Recently, they filed a complaint in Congress to impeach Supreme Court Justice Mariano Read More …

Maria Rosa Henson

PerryScope by Perry Diaz In the well-publicized controversial — and “plagiarized” — ruling of the Supreme Court in the Vinuya vs. Romulo case, the justices en banc dismissed the petition of more than 70 “comfort women” belonging to the “Malaya Lolas Organization.” In deciding against their petition, it’s the opinion of the court that it could not force the respondent officials to address the plea Read More …

[this is a public statement and may be reposted acknowledging its authors] RESTORING INTEGRITY: A STATEMENT BY THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES COLLEGE OF LAW ON THE ALLEGATIONS OF PLAGIARISM AND MISREPRESENTATION IN THE SUPREME COURT An extraordinary act of injustice has again been committed against the brave Filipinas who had suffered abuse during a time of war. After they courageously came Read More …

by Sophia M. Dedace from GMANews.TV http://www.gmanews.tv/story/196443/comfort-women-decry-plagiarized-sc-ruling Some 17 comfort women, victims of sexual slavery during World War II, went to the Supreme Court on Monday to assail a supposedly plagiarized ruling that junked their plea three months ago. In a supplemental motion for reconsideration, the comfort women asked the high court to rethink the allegedly “plagiarized” ruling it issued on April 28, 2010 penned Read More …

by Sophia M. Dedace from GMANews.TV http://www.gmanews.tv/story/196443/comfort-women-decry-plagiarized-sc-ruling Some 17 comfort women, victims of sexual slavery during World War II, went to the Supreme Court on Monday to assail a supposedly plagiarized ruling that junked their plea three months ago. In a supplemental motion for reconsideration, the comfort women asked the high court to rethink the allegedly “plagiarized” ruling it issued on April 28, 2010 penned Read More …

Maria Rosa Henson

PerryScope Perry Diaz An issue that has been simmering in the cauldron of international debate for the past 15 years was the “comfort women.” The comfort women were mostly young women — some were as young as 13 years old — who were forced to work as sex slaves in “comfort stations” established by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Although the existence Read More …