40 years after, martial law activists still clamor for justice
“Forty is not just a number to remember but a reminder of the length of time we have been fighting impunity and for the attainment of justice. “ – Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan
By RONALYN V. OLEA
MANILA – Tears welled up in the eyes of Clarita Sanchez when she recalled how her son died 27 years ago.
The 73-year-old woman said her son, Sentano, was one of the two who were killed when elements of the Philippine Marines demolished their shanties in Tatalon village in Quezon City on July 31, 1985. Sentano was only 17. The other victim, Mary Grace Cruz, was 12.