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“The non-combatant victims of that tragic battle will remain forever in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people”.
Women’s group Lila Pilipina denounced the Philippine-Japan military pact as the Japanese failed to acknowledge their war crimes against Filipinos and comfort women. “They are...
During World War II, up to 200,000 women across Asia including the Philippines were forced to work in Japanese military brothels
The comfort women campaign highlights the urgency for justice as attempts to whitewash history and to distort narratives continue
“We can only make sense of the past by our ability to retell the story and acknowledging the pain and sufferings inflicted”
“We may live in relative peace ... but there remain current challenges we must face head on” - Gov Petilla of Leyte
The Battle of Leyte, known as the largest naval battle in history, was “a watershed moment in the Pacific war theatre” during World War II