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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


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 »

Appointment of police general to rights claims board questioned

Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan  PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

Former political detainees and martial law survivors in Mindanao expressed dismay over the composition of the nine-member claims board created by President Aquino.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe sought into Luisita price

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is seeking a probe into the alleged excessive mark-up in the compensation handed to the relatives of President Aquino for the 4,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita that was distributed to tenants in Tarlac.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Martial law survivors fear names removed from compensation list

A PAGE FROM MARTIAL LAW HISTORY. The dictatorship was practically on its last legs when the usual suspects in the Marcos opposition led yet another protest march on Oct. 7, 1984. In a little over a year, People Power on Edsa would stun the world. From right: Etta Rosales, Lily de las Alas-Padilla, Cory Aquino, Wigberto Tañada, Lorenzo Tañada, Ramon Pedrosa, Ambrosio Padilla and—can you please name these two unidentified braves at the extreme left. They marched from Santo Domingo Church on Quezon Blvd Extension in Quezon City to Welcome Rotonda, on the boundary with Manila, where a reception party of riot cops dispersed them. INQUIRER PHOTO

Over 645 former political detainees and martial law survivors in the Davao region await the next tranche of their indemnification amid fears that some of their names may have already been deleted from the list of original survivors.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace defends bonus system of GOCC execs

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Palace on Wednesday defended the system on the bonuses of the officials of government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), saying it has a lower ceiling compared to that of the previous administration.

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

Aquino pressed on human rights compensation law

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Why sign a law if you’re not going to implement it?

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dethroned ‘Mutya’ wants more after QC court victory

VINDICATED BEAUTY   According to the lawyer of Esabela Cabrera, shown here in her winning form at the 1997 Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant, she deserves more than the amount earlier set by the court to compensate for her “emotional insecurity and personal embarrassment’’ following her dethronement 16 years ago. SCREEN GRAB FROM YOUTUBE

How much does it cost to appease a deposed “queen”? A dethroned Mutya ng Pilipinas winner is asking a Quezon City court to increase the amount that the pageant organizers should pay her, after she sued for damages 16 years ago and won her case in July.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Form rights victims board, Aquino urged

former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Appoint members of the claims board now     RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR), lawmakers and human rights victims have urged President Aquino to immediately form the nine-member Human Rights Victims Claims Board tasked to compensate the victims of martial law.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2GO offers compensation for sinking victims

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SURVIVORS and grieving families are being offered P200,000 compensation for their ordeal in the Aug. 16 sinking of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, based on accounts of several victims. An initial P5,000 cash is offered as “financial assistance” aside from the free meals and hotel accommodation while search operations are going on. But if the [...]

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu Pacific pays passengers in Davao airport accident


Did Cebu Pacific enter into an out-of-court settlement with a group of passengers of a plane that missed the runway on landing at Davao’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport here last June 2?

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu Pacific ‘Victims’ seek compensation; ‘Survivors’ want reform


The passengers of the Cebu Pacific plane that missed the airport on landing in Davao City recently have grouped themselves into “The Victims,” who are pressing payment of millions of pesos in damages, and “The Survivors,” who would settle for the airline making policy changes and promising better treatment of its passengers.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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