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With spike in number of claimants, rights board needs more people

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Lina-sarmiento

After it was swamped with 47,000 applications for compensation, the nine-member Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) is seeking approval to hire more legal assistants to help investigate the claims and speed up the reparation process before the board’s term ends in May 2016.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

45,000 rights victims beat deadline for claims

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Lina-sarmiento

The Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) has received more than 45,000 claims from human rights victims during the martial law regime wanting to get part of the P10-billion reparation fund.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Martial law victims have until Nov. 10 midnight to file claims for reparation

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DARKNESS FALLS ON THE PHILIPPINES The Philippine Daily Express, then a tabloid, announces the declaration of martial law on Sept. 21, 1972. INQUIRER ARCHIVES

Victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law regime have until Monday midnight to file their papers for recognition and reparation as the Human Rights Victims Claims Board ends the six-month filing period for claims.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

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THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Rights compensation board vows to expedite processes for martial law victims

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THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Forty-two years after the declaration of martial law, a government agency leading the reparation efforts vowed “to tilt back the scales of justice” in favor of thousands who fell victim to martial law.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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