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Martial law victims start claiming compensation

Hundreds of Martial Law human rights violations victims trooped to the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City Friday to start claiming their compensations. Following the release of the initial list of 4,000 eligible claimants by the Human Rights Victims Claims Board earlier this month, cheques are now being distributed to survivors of Martial Law…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld “The bill should make us realize that never again should we allow the atrocities of the Marcos regime to happen in this country.” The “bill” Senator Francis Escudero was referring to is the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, which both houses of Congress…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Like President Benigno S. Aquino III’s father, they too were imprisoned, even worse, tortured during the dark days of martial law. Unlike Commission on Human Rights chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales, they did not call on the youth to go to the library to learn the lessons of martial…

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.