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Palace rejects Joker Arroyo plea, to keep Sarmiento

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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?

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Lina Sarmiento. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

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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

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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

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Bayan Muna Rep. 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

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Bayan Muna Rep. 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

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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

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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 »

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