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Tanchanco, former NFA head; 83


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 [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Palace rejects Joker Arroyo plea, to keep Sarmiento


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.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

How much is suffering under Marcos worth?


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.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker asks Aquino to recall appointee

Retired police general Lina Sarmiento.  INQUIRER file photo

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.”

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Compensation law affirms gov’t vow to uphold human rights – Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

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.”

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill on compensation for human rights victims awaits ratification

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Marcos victims bill mired in debate

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawyers rap reversal of case vs Fabian Ver, Panfilo Lacson

Panfilo Lacson, former head of the Philippine National Police, worked at the notorious Metropolitan Command Intelligence and Security Group from 1971 until the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.

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.

Posted: April 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heroes and villains


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.

Posted: December 1st, 2011 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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