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…

One flawed hero, three scapegoats

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 12/14/2020

Last week, browsing through several newspapers, I noted that there was little or no mention of the daring and devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered World War II in the Pacific almost 80 years ago. In…

In photos: Blue moon photos over Bantayan Island, Cebu

Immae Lachica 11/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Blue moon was shining brightly over the skies in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Sunday night, November 1, 2020. The Blue moon was expected to be seen all over the country on October 31, 2020…

Netizens: 7.2-magnitude quake in 2013 still fresh in our minds

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The scars of the 2013 Bohol earthquake that rocked the entire Central Visayas may have disappeared. But for some, the memories and ordeal of the tragedy remain fresh seven years later. At precisely…

‘Hanggang sa muli’: An unforgettable 4 years

outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Y. Kim 10/01/2020

It is with a heavy but full heart that I bid farewell to the Philippines, my home for the last four years. As I think back to my November 2016 swearing-in, I recall vividly the immense pride…

Report: Trump disparaged US war dead as ‘losers,’ ‘suckers’

Associated Press 09/04/2020

DELRAY BEACH, Florida — A new report details multiple instances of President Donald Trump making disparaging remarks about members of the U.S. military who have been captured or killed, including referring to the American war dead at…

75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus

Associated Press 09/03/2020

HONOLULU — When Japanese military leaders climbed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, the battleship was packed with U.S. sailors eager to see the end of World War II. On Wednesday, the…

Social Distancing is key in this war against COVID-19

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/19/2020

  Cebu is now virtually on a war footing due to COVID-19, a fitting but sad tribute, if not a terribly bad time in itself, to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. …

A tank to thank for in Medellin

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/12/2020

  We are literally just days away from March 26, the day when, exactly 75 years ago, soldiers from the Americal Division, guided by Cebu’s famed guerrillas, began landing in Talisay from naval bases in Leyte. After…

Medellin eyes tourist site for excavated WWII tank

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medellin may soon have another local tourist attraction. The town’s local government plans to put up a site to give visitors and enthusiasts of history the chance to see personally the WWII tank…

Kuwentong Kule: Comfort woman Lola Felicidad dies without seeing justice from Japan gov’t

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 02/11/2020

The survivors of the heinous sexual crimes the Japanese committed are dying without  receiving  a formal apology and legal compensation from Japan. Lola Felicidad delos Reyes, who is a member of Lila Filipina, died last week of pneumonia…

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