Melissa Roxas

Melissa Roxas was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Los Angeles, California.  She is a poet, writer, and human rights activist.

Articles by this author

The Philippines government, a close ally of the United States, has been accused of widespread human rights violations. Views
Monday, May 19, 2014
Five Years After My Abduction and Torture, Still No Justice
Dear President Obama, I write to you, Mr. President Obama, on the five-year anniversary of my abduction and torture by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On May 19, 2009, while conducting health care work in the community of La Paz, Tarlac, Philippines, I was abducted by elements of the Armed...
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