MANILA, Philippines – During the dictatorship, Trinidad Herrera-Repuno was leading the urban poor in Manila. She was the president of the Zone One Tondo Organization, a group fighting for their rights to land ownership and housing.
She was captured on April 27, 1977 by the Manila police and brought to Camp Crame for interrogation. Herrera-Repuno experienced horrific torture there, with state forces brutally electrocuting her fingers and breasts.
Today, Herrera-Repuno believes the wounds of the past can only be healed in two ways – first, if today's generation gives significance to the freedom that Filipinos fought for back in the day, and second, if the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. – Rappler.com