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Aquino refuses to budge on rights board appointment

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Lina Sarmiento. 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

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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

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Screenshot of "Footbridge over the Water-Lily Pond" from Claude Monet's website. 
http://www.claudemonetgallery.org/Water-Lily-Pond.html

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 »

Head of rights body backs settlement with buyer of Monet painting

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales said she was in “full support” of the $10-million settlement between Marcos human rights victims and the buyer of a Monet painting believed to be part of the ill-gotten Marcos art collection.

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

Aquino to PH: Never again

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RIGHTING A WRONG President Aquino signs the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act, which provides compensation to thousands of victims of martial law, at the Edsa People Power Monument in Quezon City on Monday. Witnessing the signing are (from left) Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II, Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and Speaker Sonny Belmonte.  RICHARD A. REYES

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.”

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t set to recognize victims of Marcos rule

In this Jan. 26, 2013 photo, Carmencita Florentino, 64, holds newspaper clippings during an interview in her home at a poor neighborhood of Tatalon, Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Florentino was jailed twice, in 1977 and 1978, during the Martial Law period imposed by the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos. More than 9,000 victims will be awarded compensation using $246 million that the Philippine government recovered from Marcos' ill-gotten wealth. But all claims will still have to evaluated by an independent commission and the amount each will receive will depend of the abuse suffered. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Check scam an inside job, says lawmker

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Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño monitored the report of the fire fight and linked INQUIRER.net’s breaking story to his tweet. “This is one hell of a shootout,” he tweeted.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“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 [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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