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

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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 »

SC asked: Void Sarmiento appointment

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

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.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino refuses to budge on rights board appointment

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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 »

Claims board fight goes to SC

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Retired police general Lina Sarmiento.  INQUIRER file photo

Victims of martial law are taking up another fight against what they consider a monumental injustice.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace firm on claims board head

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

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.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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