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Selected Articles 1993 - 1995

Killer of Deaf-mute Filipina in Morningside Convicted of Murder

by Emere Distor (December 1993)

Other deaths and disappearances remain unsolved



by Emere Distor (February 1995)

FILIPINO groups in Brisbane were outraged over the conviction of a policeman who strangled his pregnant Filipino wife and dumped her body in a ditch in Munruben on 21 February last year.


Justice for Elma Young

by Emere Distor (April 1995)

March 8 - Forty people picketed in front of Beenleigh Magistrates Court to protest against the murder of Elma Albaracin Young, the pregnant 42 year-old Filipina nurse whose body was found dumped in Munruben on February 21.


Japanese Comfort Women: One Woman's Story

By Anthony Brown (August 1995)

The account of Felicidad de Los Reyes


Mila Wills

by Emere Distor (June 1993)

"WE were expecting her to spend easter in Sydney," said Mila's sister Ofelia Santos, as she controlled herself from yet another sob.


Silent Screams

by Anthony Brown (June 1994)

IN the early hours of Sunday, April 4, 1993, Bruce Hughes was in his former partner's unit in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside. Deaf and mute since birth, Mila Bordador Wills, a 36 year-old Filipina, could not scream when he lashed out at her in the bedroom. Neighbours later said they heard nothing.


In the "Twilight Zone"

by Emere Distor (February 1995)

ATTENDING court is not good for your health. Friends and relatives of Elma Young who were present at the trial of Paul Young in Brisbane's Supreme Court were continuously suffering from headaches and some from stress due not only to the claustrophobic environment of the courtroom but also because of the revolting legal battle they were witnessing.