By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Almost three decades after suffering from heavy torture in the hands of state military forces, Ramon Dammay is still in pain. Ramon, now in his early 50s, was among the beneficiaries who trooped to the Commission of Human Rights office here to claim his $1,000-check from a…
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“The victims have been pointing to state security forces as the perpetrators of the human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship. Why did Aquino appoint someone from the ranks of violators? It would be even better for President BS Aquino to appoint Gen. Palparan to complete the cruelty of his insensitivity.” — SELDA
“We could no longer take Noynoy Aquino’s foot-dragging on the implementation of the law while almost every month or week, a martial law victim dies.” – SELDA
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Out of the 9,539 original complainants in a class action suit filed against the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, only 7,526 victims would receive compensation. “Are they telling us that we are not genuine victims? Where is justice for us?” said martial-law victim Carlos Bolito, 60, after learning he was not included in the list of claimants.