By Christine O. Avendaño
As the Aquino administration celebrated the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship, victims of martial law went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to stop a retired police director from chairing the board that would determine compensation for victims of the Marcos regime.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
, Leila B. Salaverria
, Nestor P. Burgos
Victims of martial law are taking up another fight against what they consider a monumental injustice.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Malacañang on Sunday stood firmly behind President Aquino’s highly criticized decision to appoint a former police official to head the board tasked with facilitating the distribution of the P10-billion compensation for victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime.
By Joker P. Arroyo
This is an open letter to the President with an appeal for him to ask his senior staff to reexamine the basis for the appointment of police Gen. Lina Castillo Sarmiento as chair of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board. It is unfortunate that her credentials do not meet the minimum standards, albeit exacting, set under Republic Act No. 10368, otherwise known as the “Human Rights Victims’ Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.”
By Marlon Ramos
The chair of the newly created Human Rights Victims Claims Board on Tuesday said that putting a monetary value on the abuse human rights victims of the Marcos regime went through was a thorny issue.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares is urging the President to withdraw his appointment of a retired police general as chief executive of the nine-member Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board because it was “an insult to martial law victims.”
By Julliane Love De Jesus
The former first woman two-star general in the history of the Philippine National Police is now the head of the newly-formed human-rights claims panel.
By Leila B. Salaverria
So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.