Former Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Loretta Rosales was an activist and a teacher during the Marcos regime.
The daughter of a Navy captain who died during World War II was a hot target by the military for being active in street protests. She was arrested twice, where she was repeatedly raped and tortured – at one point by military agents who turned out to be her students.
Beyond the physical pain, the torture she hated the most was how the military played the songs they sang on the streets while she suffered.
They used the beautiful songs of love of country to dehumanize and mock her for fighting for the people’s rights. “I hated it, I hated them for playing those songs. They were beautiful songs,” she said. – Rappler.com
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