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APD | War time sex slaves should be recognized, compensated

World2019-08-14

By APD writer Melo M. AcuñaMANILA, Aug 14 (APD) – University of the Philippines – Manila History professor Bernard Karganilla said the Japanese government should go beyond compensating the war time sex slaves as they should be recognized and mentioned in History books both in the Philippines and Japan.Speaking at Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido this morning. Professor Karganilla said this would be a way for people not to repeat the mistakes made during World War II.“One of the demands of the war time sex slaves is for Japan to open its books for everyone to see up to what extent their crimes were, not just against the Philippines but in other countries in Asia,” Karganilla said.  He added the details would serve lessons for the peoples of different countries not only in Asia but for the whole world.Ms. Joan Salvador, Gabriela International Coordinator said the ageing victims would like to see how the Japanese government would respond to their pleas for justice and recognition.  Asked until when would the victims pursue their claims, Ms. Salvador said despite their dwindling numbers as they have all advanced in age, they (Lolas or grandmothers) vowed to push for the demands even through their descendants.“We should try to avoid a repeat of such sad experience encountered by women in times of armed conflict,” she added.Professor Karganilla said ASEAN could do its share to prevent the escalation of conflict between powerful countries.  The ten-member association can always invoke their earlier declaration of the region as nuclear-free and its being a zone of peace and neutrality.  Both the agreements have been recognized by the United Nations, he explained.  He mentioned of three tell-tale signs the world is headed to a shooting war and these are the trade “war,” currency “war” and “cyber” war.“The trade war has expanded between China and the United States at first then came the South Korea-Japan trade row as well as the trade war between India and Pakistan,” Professor Karganilla said.  Currencies and the exchange rates have recently been affected.Incidentally, numismatist Raymond Ciriaco said as in World War II, the shooting war took place after the countries at odds felt their business and survival have been at stake.Mr. Karganilla added when it expands to a currency war, “then at some point, a shooting war or the beginning of World War II where even Pope Francis warned of what he calls ‘sovereingnism’ just another word but not really nationalism but fascism.”He called on every country in Southeast Asia to remind the world of the earlier declarations of the region as Zone of Peace and Neutrality as well as being nuclear-weapons free.  He further explained there’s no need to side with either of the super powers because ASEAN is an important region for the world not to recognize.  (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Melo M. Acuña

MANILA, Aug 14 (APD) – University of the Philippines – Manila History professor Bernard Karganilla said the Japanese government should go beyond compensating the war time sex slaves as they should be recognized and mentioned in History books both in the Philippines and Japan.

Speaking at Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido this morning. Professor Karganilla said this would be a way for people not to repeat the mistakes made during World War II.

“One of the demands of the war time sex slaves is for Japan to open its books for everyone to see up to what extent their crimes were, not just against the Philippines but in other countries in Asia,” Karganilla said.  He added the details would serve lessons for the peoples of different countries not only in Asia but for the whole world.

Ms. Joan Salvador, Gabriela International Coordinator said the ageing victims would like to see how the Japanese government would respond to their pleas for justice and recognition.  Asked until when would the victims pursue their claims, Ms. Salvador said despite their dwindling numbers as they have all advanced in age, they (Lolas or grandmothers) vowed to push for the demands even through their descendants.

“We should try to avoid a repeat of such sad experience encountered by women in times of armed conflict,” she added.

Professor Karganilla said ASEAN could do its share to prevent the escalation of conflict between powerful countries.  The ten-member association can always invoke their earlier declaration of the region as nuclear-free and its being a zone of peace and neutrality.  Both the agreements have been recognized by the United Nations, he explained.  

He mentioned of three tell-tale signs the world is headed to a shooting war and these are the trade “war,” currency “war” and “cyber” war.

“The trade war has expanded between China and the United States at first then came the South Korea-Japan trade row as well as the trade war between India and Pakistan,” Professor Karganilla said.  Currencies and the exchange rates have recently been affected.

Incidentally, numismatist Raymond Ciriaco said as in World War II, the shooting war took place after the countries at odds felt their business and survival have been at stake.

Mr. Karganilla added when it expands to a currency war, “then at some point, a shooting war or the beginning of World War II where even Pope Francis warned of what he calls ‘sovereingnism’ just another word but not really nationalism but fascism.”

He called on every country in Southeast Asia to remind the world of the earlier declarations of the region as Zone of Peace and Neutrality as well as being nuclear-weapons free.  He further explained there’s no need to side with either of the super powers because ASEAN is an important region for the world not to recognize.  

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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