President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is open to seeking further assistance from Japan to help Filipino comfort women.

Aquino said he had sought help for the women when he was still a congressman.

At the time, Aquino said he approached then Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Domingo Siazon who told him there was already an agreement reached with Japan, including reparations for those abused during the Japanese occupation.

In late December, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement to resolve the issue of comfort women which has plagued ties between the neighbors.

-ANC's News Now, January 15, 2016