Palace extends filing of HRV claims

Feb. 27, 2015

Malacanang announced on Friday that it was extending the filing of compensation claims for Martial Law victims of human rights violations, from November 10 last year to May this year.

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Joint Resolution No. 03 on February 17 for a six month extension of filing claims under the The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.

Republic Act No. 10368 “provides for the recognition and monetary and non-monetary reparation for victims whose human rights were violated by persons acting in an official capacity and/or agents of the State during, as a rule, the period of September 21, 1972 to February 25, 1986”.

Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma, Jr., said the extension “will give all legitimate claimants, especially in far-flung areas of the country, a full opportunity to file their claims with the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board, providing them access to a means of gaining redress for the sufferings and sacrifices that they endured during Martial Law.”

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