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Bishop Claver’s role

05:02 AM September 27, 2017

On Ma. Ceres P. Doyo’s typically edifying piece on the religious who fought Marcos tyranny (Opinion, 9/21/17), I did not see the name of Igorot Jesuit Bishop Cisco Claver.

Bishop Claver fought martial law from early on, along with Bishop Julio Labayen. He had a key role in drafting the statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philipines’ condemnation of the 1986 snap election’s “unparalleled fraudulence.”

Bedan lawyer Bill Claver was my ROTC drillmaster, a ConCon delegate who helped Ka Tanny Tañada and Ka Pepe Diokno seek justice for martyr Macliing Dulag, whose story Ceres also knows and wrote about only too well.

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The Cordillera Clavers belong in the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.

R.A.V. SAGUISAG, Palanan, Makati City

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