By Tarra Quismundo
The Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by more than 70 Filipino comfort women who sought a reversal of its 2010 decision.
A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.
President Barack Obama says Japan’s use of South Korean “comfort women” during World War II was a terrible and egregious violation of human rights.