“Seven months after President Aquino mentioned to members of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) that his administration would “correct" the failure of past governments to provide reparation for the so-called comfort women, the “lolas” are still in the dark side, waiting for the promised reparation,” said GWP Rep. read more »
Party-list representatives on Monday urged President Benigno Aquino III to raise the issue of the Filipino comfort women during his official visit to Japan on November 14.
Gabriela Reps. Emmi de Jesus and Luzviminda Ilagan and Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano filed a resolution urging Aquino to ask the Japanese government to formally acknowledge, apologize and accept responsibility over the sexual slavery of Filipino women during the World War II.
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Women’s partylist group Gabriela today said the move of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs reverting House Resolution 124 to the committee level is a possible indication that the Japanese government has started meddling into deliberations on legislative measures pertaining to the comfort women.
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The House of
Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs approved today on second
reading House Resolution 124 “Resolution Expressing the Sense of the
House of Representatives that the Philippine Government Urges the
Government of Japan to Formally Acknowledge, Apologize and Accept its
Responsibility over the Sexual Slavery of Young Women Commonly Known as
Comfort Women by the Japanese Imperial Army During World War II and
Provide compensation to the Victims in the light of the Adoption by the
US House of Representatives of House Resolution 121 which States that
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Resolution Expressing The Sense Of The House Of Representatives That The Philippine Government Urges The Government Of Japan To Formally Acknowledge, Apologize And Accept Its Responsibility Over The Sexual Slavery Of Young Women Commonly Known As Comfort Women By The Japanese Imperial Army During World War II And Provide Compensation To The Victims In The Light Of The Adoption By The U.S. read more »
An act providing for the inclusion in the history books of elementary, secondary, and collegiate curricula the lives and heroism of Filipino comfort women during the Japanese occupation and appropriating funds therefor