Like being tortured all over again. This must be how it feels for the tens of thousands of survivors required to relive the nightmare of their incarceration and abuse during Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship, to be able to qualify for a share of the compensation set aside for them.
By Juan L. Mercado
No, thank you. We chucked a second chance under a new law that enables human rights victims to claim reparation.
By Roy Eugene Boggs
This refers to the report on the recent deaths of eight young women locked in a burning electronics sweatshop/slave pen owned by Juanito Go (“Pasay fire kills 8, bares Sino trader’s ‘prison-factory,’” Metro, 5/31/14).
New Zealand Philippine Solidarity groups are distressed by the death of baby Diona Andrea Rosal, the daughter of political prisoner Andrea Rosal. Baby Diona died of hypoxemia, a deficiency of oxygen in the blood, two days after she was born.
In his column titled “Summary killings: Who’s complaining?” (“On Target,” Metro, 5/24/14), Ramon Tulfo criticizes Human Rights Watch for its recent report on death squad killings in Tagum City, which implicates former mayor Rey Uy. The report details the extrajudicial executions of alleged drug dealers, petty criminals, and street children, and is based in part on interviews with and affidavits from three self-proclaimed members of the death squad that carried out the killings.