Filipina Comfort Women in Manila


By Contested Histories Initiative

Filipina Comfort Women was a statue erected on 8 December 2017 along Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, in Manila. The contestation began days after the statue’s installation with a request for background information by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication Seiko Noda later regretted the statue’s installation by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. In April 2018, the statue was taken down and then moved to its artist Jonas Roces’s studio in Antipolo, Rizal. In August 2018, the artist reported the statue as stolen.

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