By Lynette Ordonez-Luna
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.
By DJ Yap
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.
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 [...]