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16,000 rights victims urged to file claims: Deadline is Nov. 10

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

Tell your stories and claim your rights, an official of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) on Friday urged victims of martial law, as the Nov. 10 deadline for the filing of claims approaches.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Martial law victims duped again

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

Victims the second time around. Some unscrupulous individuals have been collecting fees from people seeking reparations from the government for the abuses they suffered during the Marcos regime, the chair of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board said on Sunday.

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

Aquino refuses to budge on rights board appointment

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

President Aquino on Tuesday rejected demands that he withdraw the appointment of Lina Sarmiento, insisting that the former police director was the right person to “fend off” a supposed effort to “sabotage” the compensation of victims of human rights violations during martial law.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace rejects Joker Arroyo plea, to keep Sarmiento

Former Sen. Joker Arroyo. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday asked former senator Joker Arroyo to trust President Benigno Aquino III in his decision to appoint a former police official to head the martial law compensation board.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UK tycoon pays PH rights victims $10M

Screenshot of "Footbridge over the Water-Lily Pond" from Claude Monet's website. 

A British billionaire paid $43 million for a Monet masterpiece that once belonged to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos then paid another $10 million to thousands of Filipino rights victims to keep it and himself from being dragged into court, US and British media reported on Thursday.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »