KUWENTONG KULE: Memoirs of Pinatubo eruption and the US military bases

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/29/2021

Thirty years ago, on June 15, 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines was considered the world’s  largest volcanic eruption. Bursts of gas-charged magma exploded into umbrella ash clouds, hot flows of gas and ash descended…

KUWENTONG KULE: My father is a hoarder and a collector

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/22/2021

I am the son of a hoarder and a collector. People wonder why we have several stuff in our house which my father did not want to dispose, especially the shoes. Papa justified this by saying that…

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…

KUWENTONG KULE: The continuing saga of the WWII victims of sexual slavery and violence

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/28/2020

  It has been two years this week, April 27, 2018 to be exact, since  the Lola statue along Roxas Boulevard in Manila  was surreptitiously removed by the Duterte administration in order not to antagonize the Japanese government. “The Japanese…

First Quarter Storm, Voltes V and Martial Law

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/18/2020

I was born in the same period when the First Quarter Storm (FQS) was associated with anti-Martial Law protests, mostly led by students and faculty of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, the same academe  where I…

Cheering ‘UP Fight!’ amidst the odds

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 11/19/2019

The UAAP  games galvanized an  extraordinary sense of solidarity for the denizens of the University of the Philippines, often described as the microcosm of a highly diverse nation. An academic community  all too easily fractured by politics…

Finding LOLA, the missing comfort woman statue

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/27/2019

There are “shadows forcing Lolas into silence.” “LOLA,” the   statue of  Filipino comfort women and those forced into sexual violence by Japanese invasion and occupation troops during World War II,  is now missing. Artist Jonas Roces was…

Kidnapping and survival

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/20/2019

Being kidnapped is probably the most terrifying experience one will ever experience. Unfortunately, I became a kidnap victim myself 22 years ago during my UP Law days. “SIGE, tumakbo ka na ng mabilis at huwag kang lilingon…

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