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Plaque honouring Filipino comfort women unveiled

MANILA (UCAN): The group, Flowers for Lolas Campaign, unveiled a marker in memory of victims of violence and sexual slavery during World War II inside the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Manila, the Philippines, on August. 25.
 
They said the marker “symbolises our collective action to remember, learn, respect and honour a past that should never be forgotten.”
 

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Increased militarisation will mean more comfort women

MANILA (UCAN): Eighty-five-year-old Narcisa Claveria has spent two decades fighting for justice over horrors she suffered as a teenage sex slave for Japanese troops during the Second World War.

Now the feisty grandmother has begun a new battle; fighting the Philippine president, Noynoy Aquino, over his move to forge stronger links between the military and Japan, in addition to a new deal to host eight new United States of America (US) military bases.

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