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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.”

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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.

The Cordillera Clavers belong in the Bantayog ng mga Bayani.

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

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