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Victims of human rights abuses each receive $1,000 check — Commission on Human Rights

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MANILA, Philippines – A total of 12 victims and relatives of human rights abuses during the Marcos regime finally received compensation today, and the rest will receive the same starting Tuesday, according to the Commission on Human Rights.

Among those awarded the checks each amounting to $1,000 or P43,000, through American lawyer Robert Swift, were author Antonio Lacaba, Beatriz de Vera, Cecilia Lagman, Fr. Edward Gerlock, Fe Mangahas, Hilda Narciso, director Joel Lamangan, Lutgardo Barbo, Meinardo Paredes, Nilo Olegario Sr., Priscilla Mijares and Ruben Resus.

The victims or their kin suffered from torture, abduction, rape or forced disappearance during the incumbency of the late dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, for 21 years.

According to a human rights lawyer Rod Domingo, the amount to be distributed was sourced from $10 million recovered from a crony and dummy of the late strongman, 25 years after the breakout of the first EDSA Revolution in 1986, and is just a portion of the $2 billion judgment for compensation against the Marcoses in 1995. (With a report from ABS-CBN)


About Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja

I am an expatriate based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia and work in the Admin and HR Division of an oil and gas company. I am an HR practitioner for more than a decade. I used to work for a Cebu-based local newspaper. I love to write human interest stories and started writing when I was still in high school.


One thought on “Victims of human rights abuses each receive $1,000 check — Commission on Human Rights

  1. This is good news


    Posted by readinpleasure | July 24, 2012, 11:41 pm

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