Dr. Editha Burgos who chairs a human rights’ group Desaparecidos, an association of families, friends and sympathizers of the victims of the enforced disappearances, is currently on a European tour to talk about enforced disappearances in the country.
She died praying, not for her healing but the health of the Filipino nation, now being devoured by a different type of cancer. And I will also pray for that.
The leftist alliance Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), which had been critical of Aquino, nevertheless said its members paid tribute to the former president’s “immense contributions in the fight against the Marcos dictatorship then and the purveyors of dictatorship now.”
hank you, Mrs. Aquino, for your contribution to freeing all the political prisoners under the dictatorial regime of Marcos. Thank you Cory for your contribution to and participation in the ouster of the dictatorial regime and the dismantling and destruction of the repressive and anti-democratic martial rule of Marcos. We will continue to struggle for our country…