Link to original article: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/43093/martial-law-victims--he-asked-if-i-was-a-virgin
Photo by Interaksyon
However, the legal victory remains only on paper. The Hawaii ruling has to be enforced in the Philippines by a local court. The Makati Regional Trial Court is currently hearing the case but the Marcoses have so far been successful in blocking compensation to the plaintiffs.
So far, only $10 million, or $1,000 each, has been awarded to the victims and their kin. The money is not even part of the $2.7-billion compensatory and exemplary damages awarded by the Hawaii court but is from a settlement with Marcos crony, Jose Yao Campos, who has real estate properties in Texas and Colorado.
This is the narrative from the affidavit of a human rights worker arrested on March 23, 1983 along with three others in Davao City by the PC-INP, military intelligence and CHDF. She was sexually abused and suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome and paranoia from her ordeal.