Women’s groups to hold ‘Take back the Night’ on Subic rape anniversary

For the first anniversary of the Subic Rape Case, women’s groups led by Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan (KAISA KA), People’s Task Force for Bases Clean-Up, and YAKAP-SUBIC, are set to hold a Take Back the Night, a march that aims to raise people’s awareness on violence against women, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 in Olongapo City.

Nicole was allegedly raped there last year while she and her siblings were on vacation.

To condemn the alleged crime, the said groups will lead Nicole’s other supporters at the main gate of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, and will then march to the Ulo ng Apo. Candles will be lighted.

Take Back the Night rallies began in England as a protest against the dangers women faced while walking the streets at night. The first of such rallies in the United States was held in San Francisco in 1978.

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4 Comments

  1. TK said,

    October 30, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    Say a Prayer.
    light a candle.
    And Party ALL NIGHT!

  2. melba said,

    October 31, 2006 at 12:09 am

    Count, too, the countless women and men who have become victims of violence and unfortunately were too afraid to face their perpetrators.

    And to those who have died because of this, may their souls find eternal rest.

  3. bryan said,

    November 6, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    hahaha i agree say a prayer light a candle and party all night

  4. FREE SMITH said,

    December 8, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Melba,
    I feel sorry for you. You’re obviously a brain-washed person. I feel sorry for Nicole too. These leftist fem-nazi groups used her to get publicity and attention, nothing more.

    Yes, say a prayer for a fair appeals process so that Smith can be set free. All he did was have consensual sex with a girl who seduced him into it and the was convicted for rape by the Philippines media, leftist feminist groups and kangaroo court.

    This whole thing really made the Philippines look bad as a country. I’m telling you, the rest of the civilized world is just shaking their heads in disgust. Congrats.


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