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Marcos regime victims relive pain

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It’s a long wait for justice for this elderly claimant in Davao City who was forced to sit down as the long queue for claims processing seemed not to be moving. GERMELINA LACORTE

Dahlia Arnan was only nine years old when soldiers beat up and killed her father, and later let a tank crush his body in the hinterland village of Lutay in Malungon, Sarangani province, in 1985 at the tail-end of the dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Martial law body negotiating access to DND, Nica records for claimants

A human rights body tasked with compensating martial law victims has negotiated access to old government records, including confidential military operations, that led to human rights violations during the regime of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

The travails of martial law victims

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Jobless and widowed, Rowena, 44, continues to break into tears each time she recalls her ordeal during martial law.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »

What went before: The Rise and Fall of Enrile

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is being led to the PNP hospital inside Camp Crame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In February 1990, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was charged with “rebellion complexed with murder” for his alleged participation in the deadliest military coup against President Corazon Aquino in December 1989.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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