By calling her opponents terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo got the United States to enlist.
“Men took turns interrogating me while beating my head with their fists and blunt objects. Layers of plastic bags were put on my head. My torturers would tighten the bags until I could no longer breathe. I passed out twice. … After about 12 hours, they put me back in the van, still hands tied and blindfolded. They threatened to kill me.”
from Philippine pastor Berlin Guerrero’s testimony to the Philippine commission on human rights
Bishop Eliezer Pascua speaks about violence and human rights issues in the philippines during chapel service at Jim Elliot Christian High School Wednesday morning. PHOTO BY BRIAN FEULNER/NEWS-SENTINEL