Father Edicio de la Torre, S.V.D., a Philippine Catholic priest, spent nine years in prison under the Marcos regime. He was released after the government of President Corazon Aquino came to power in February 1986.
De la Torre founded a movement called Christians for National Liberation and has long been active for democracy and justice, both in and out of prison, in the Philippines.
On March 17, 1986, only days after his release, Fr. de la Torre met with several Mennonite Central Committee representatives, including Earl Martin, Dave Schrock-Shenk, and Brenda Stoltzfus, in Manila and gave the following interview. -- The Editors