By Julie M. Aurelio
JESUS Tanchanco Sr., the first administrator of the National Food Authority, died on Monday afternoon. He was 83. Tanchanco founded the NFA during the Marcos regime and served as its administrator from 1972 to 1986. In a statement, the NFA said its former administrator succumbed to cardiac arrest on April 14 at the [...]
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
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 Maila Ager
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday lauded the passage of a measure that will compensate victims of human rights abuses during martial law, saying it was “long overdue.”
By Leila B. Salaverria
The final version of the compensation bill for victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is now awaiting ratification, after the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday ironed out the last of the contentious provisions in the measure.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Lawmakers crafting the final bicameral version of a bill granting compensation to victims of human rights violations during martial law are debating whether or not to automatically recognize a certain group of claimants for indemnification or to open the fund to all claimants.
By TJ Burgonio
A lawyers’ group on Saturday assailed a Supreme Court decision reversing a lower court’s award of damages to alleged torture victims of the late General Fabian Ver, then Lieutenant Colonel Panfilo Lacson and other ex-Marcos military officers.
By Ramon Tulfo
To celebrate the death anniversary of Katipunan supremo Andres Bonifacio, the Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument of Heroes) honored 14 persons who died during the dark days of the Marcos martial law regime.