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A tale of two human rights claimants

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COMPENSATION Rey Lauron (left photo), a military agent during the Marcos dictatorship who is now a police officer, receives a P50,000 check handed out by American lead counsel Robert Swift as compensation for being a human rights victim. Other beneficiaries (right photo) in the Davao region await their turn at  the Almendras gym in Davao City. PHOTOS BY GERMELINA LACORTE/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Rey Lauron emerged brimming with delight from a room at the Almendras gym here last week, showing the P50,000 check to his waiting relatives and friends.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

UN: Resources should finance development not war

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The United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General is urging countries to transform resource inequities that have fueled conflicts over oil, diamonds and precious metals and use those resources to finance economic development and provide basic services like health care and clean water.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

In this Associated Press file photo taken early 2012, former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier drives away from the courthouse with longtime companion Veronique Roy, after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AP/Ramon Espinosa, File

The lawyer for Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, says immigration officials have renewed his client’s diplomatic passport.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘It’s not just about giving money to Marcos victims’

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The compensation bill for victims of human rights abuses during the martial law regime is not just about money but also acknowledges lapses in protecting Filipinos, President Benigno Aquino III told reporters after a meeting on Monday with Swiss President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coco farmers still remember martial law pain

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They might not have been physically abused but coconut farmers also suffered tortured lives under martial law.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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