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Binay presses martial law human rights victims to claim compensation

Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay is urging victims of human rights abuses during martial law to file their applications for compensation.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts

Steve Wang, whose mother was on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane looks at a computer for the latest release of satellite data during an interview in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the Malaysia government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.  AP

Malaysia Airlines’ insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 $50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said Thursday.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NPA offers financial aid to civilians hurt in landmine blast

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Communist guerrillas offered financial compensation to civilians who were injured in a landmine explosion in a Davao del Sur town, and apologized for the injuries that the victims suffered in an attack on government soldiers.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC asked: Void Sarmiento appointment

Lina Sarmiento, chair of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As the Aquino administration celebrated the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship, victims of martial law went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to stop a retired police director from chairing the board that would determine compensation for victims of the Marcos regime.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Martial law victims in North get checks


Victims of human rights abuse during martial law in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions received Saturday their share of a court-ordered settlement arising from a class suit filed in the United States against the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »