This is a rare achievement for justice for one of the more horrendous kinds of human rights violations. Despite tremendous odds and risks, the collective fortitude of the mothers of the still disappeared students, human rights advocates, mass organizations, supporters, aided by people’s lawyers who never gave up, justice has caught up with the poster boy of impunity during the time of the previous regime. Even as many other victims and their relatives still suffer and are seeking justice, this legal victory is long overdue and contrasts with the swift yet legitimate revolutionary justice system.
-Ka Tato, Lumaban lawyer
(Lupon ng mga Manananggol para sa Bayan)