Home Snapshots In Time Snapshots in Time: Filipino activist Primitivo Mijares is interviewed while testifying at... Snapshots in Time: Filipino activist Primitivo Mijares is interviewed while testifying at an immigration hearing in 1976 for two Filipina maids threatened with deportation. Photo by Elaine Ko, 1976. By Hiroki Sakamoto - March 7, 2017 463 ReddIt Facebook Twitter Print Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin Filipino activist Primitivo Mijares is interviewed while testifying at an immigration hearing in 1976 for two Filipina maids threatened with deportation. Mijares spoke of the lack of due process under the Marcos regime and his belief that the maids would be persecuted upon their return to the Philippines for abandoning their jobs with the Philippines Consul General in Seattle. Himself an asylum seeker from the regime he criticized, Mijares was forcibly returned to his homeland the following year where he then disappeared. He is widely believed to have been murdered by Marcos supporters. (q.v. IE, April 1976) Photo by Elaine Ko, 1976. Facebook Comments RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Snapshots In Time: Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union CEO Richard Romero (center) cuts a ribbon at the grand opening of SMCU’s Beacon Hill branch in... Snapshots In Time: Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union staff, partners, and supporters hold the Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) flag at the grand opening of... Snapshots in Time: Hideo Hoshide – Scout Coordinator for the Japanese Baptist Church and Japanese Boy Scout Troop 53, holds the troop’s flag. Photo... LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.