KUWENTONG PEYUPS: International Memorial Day for Comfort Women

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/17/2021

It was 30 years ago, on August 14, 1991, when South Korean Kim Hak-sun became the first to give a public testimony about her experience as a  comfort woman victim. August 14 was later declared by the…

Comfort women are not prostitutes

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2021

The portrayal of “comfort women” as willingly-paid sex workers is a misleading attempt to rewrite history and silence the victims of sexual slavery during World War II. A recent uproar began after the paper of Harvard Law School professor…

KUWENTONG KULE: Lolas/WW II women victims of sexual slavery, violence are dying without seeing justice

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 12/15/2020

The recent deaths of three World War II women victims of sexual slavery and violence are manifestations that the survivors are dying without receiving a formal apology and legal compensation from Japan. Supporters documented this year the…

The saga of the missing Lola statue

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/01/2020

“GINAHASA AKO.”  The words that  Lola  Rosa Henson writes every day  in a piece of paper but she then crumples and throws away to hide her dark past. The same  lines that have been  delivered by veteran actress…

Comfort women  and the police force’s insensitive red-tagging

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/10/2020

Government officials, specifically members of the police force, must understand that one cannot claim to love the nation and yet promote historical ignorance. The Manila Police District (MPD) came under fire last week after it reposted in…

Flowers for Lola: Nana Rosa in my mind

Dennis R. Gorecho 03/13/2019

“GINAHASA AKO.”  The words that  Nana Rosa Henson writes every day  in a piece of paper but she then crumples and   throws away to hide her dark past. To many, the memories of World War II  are dim,…

Comfort women: No one is listening

01/30/2016

Abandoned by the government–this is how the Malaya Lolas feel in their quest for justice for the abuses they suffered during the World War II under the Japanese regime. Lola Belen Culala, 84, said not one from…

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