Var­i­ous groups honor Filipino com­fort women

ON IN­DE­PEN­DENCE DAY

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /INQUIRER.NET

To honor and re­mem­ber the Filipino women abused by Ja­panese sol­diers dur­ing the Se­condWorldWar,var­i­ous groups who cam­paigned for the re­in­stal­la­tion of the “Com­fort Woman” statue along Roxas Boule­vard held a cer­e­mony for the vic­tims on Tues­day, In­de­pen­dence Day.

“We re­mem­ber in­nu­mer­able Filipino women who fell vic­tims to the atroc­i­ties of the Ja­panese Im­pe­rial Army: the Filipino ‘ Com­fort Women’ whose strug­gles, al­most 30 years since they came­out­pub­licly,are­be­ing rel­e­gated to the dust­bins of our his­tory,” In­ter­group coali­tion #Flow­er­s4Lo­las said in a state­ment.

The coali­tion in­cludes com­fort women or­ga­ni­za­tion Lila Pilip­ina, pro-wom­en­party-list­group Gabriela, Kaisa Para sa Kaun­laran, and other groups like MEMORARE Manila 1945, Whachi Vet­er­ans De­scen­dant As­so­ci­a­tion, Bataan His­tor­i­cal Legacy, Wo­manHealth Pilip­inas, Philip­pine World War II Me­mories Foun­da­tion, Univer­sity of the Philip­pines LIKAS, Cen­ter Law, and the Knights of Rizal, among oth­ers.

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Mem­bers of the Philip­pine Marines lead the flag rais­ing at Luneta Park on Tues­day.

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