By TJ Burgonio
Amid the hoopla of the People Power I celebration, President Aquino on Monday signed a law compensating close to 10,000 victims of human rights violations during martial law as he exhorted Filipinos to “celebrate a race that will never again be oppressed.”
Almost four decades after he was arrested and tortured and his sister disappeared into a maze of Philippine police cells and military houses, playwright Bonifacio Ilagan is finally seeing his suffering officially recognized.
By Cynthia Balana
, TJ Burgonio
“This is an inside job,” said Bayan Muna party-list Representative Teodoro Casiño. Casiño and Bayan Muna party-list colleague Neri Javier Colmenares expressed fear that a Commission on Human Rights (CHR) investigation into the reported cases of fake claimants to the compensation fund for human rights victims of the Marcos regime “may be tainted considering that [...]