“This is an affront to the Filipino people, who suffered because of the oppressive policies under Marcos and the plunder of the nation’s coffers.”
While victims of human rights abuses won the class suit in the US Federal court in Hawaii against the Marcoses and received compensation, the Marcoses have not been punished for their crimes.
Faced with the impending approval of the proposed Federal Constitution, they warned against Duterte’s charter change as a tool for forwarding a full-fledged dictatorship.
Charged with trumped-up criminal cases, Jose Ceriales has been in prison since he was only 22. He recently walked out a free man at age 54.
Trinidad Herrera Repuno, an urban poor leader during the time of Ferdinand Marcos, recounts the torture she underwent in the hands of military captors. She vows to continue seeking for justice.
“The long and slow process is a violation of the law.”
Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, signed into law under then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the way the government has been handling cases filed under the said law lends truth to the legal maxim “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
“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
ByRONALYN V. OLEA
“Forty is not just a number to remember but a reminder of the length of time we have been fighting impunity and for the attainment of justice. “ – Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Karapatan
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com Covering human-rights issues enabled me to meet wonderful people. These include Jose “Bong” Barsoles and Romeo “Tatay Romy” Luneta, both victims of torture during martial law. News of their passing away — Ka Bong on June 29 and Tatay Romy on July 9 — saddens me. I was struck by…
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Twenty-six years after the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, will the victims of martial law finally receive their long overdue indemnification? House Bill 5990 or An Act Providing Compensation to Victims of Human Rights Violations during the Marcos Regime was approved this week on third…