Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"...But first, we have to clarify who really are the victims," said President Benigno Aquino III, regarding compensation for victims of Marcos-era human rights violations. 

By admission of Marcos's own then Defense Minister, 100,000 people were arrested and imprisoned without trial;  they called it detention.

Less than 10,000 were plaintiffs in the Marcos tort case;  the Hawaii court's synchronized database is only 7,500. 

It's been 24 years and it's still not known who the victims are?  It didn't take that long to document the Holocaust victims who were in the millions. 

Don't hold your breath;  this is another 2+2=2+2, maintaining impunity alive.

Be outraged;  be very outraged.  -- ##


Anonymous said...

The victims were those who went to jail, were tortured, disappeared, were murdered or generally had their lives disrupted as they engaged in the fight against Marcos while President Noynoy was enjoying Boston. WTF?!

Sheridan said...

Flabbiness is the Philippine hallmark when it comes to justice for the "little people." And Noynoy is showing he's as flabby as the rest.