PNoy vows compensation to martial law victims

By: KBK Source: GMA News   Victims of human rights violations during the martial law period will receive their compensation under the present administration, President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday. In an ambush interview, Aquino said there had been a proposed bill to amend the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Law to include human […]

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  • November 17, 2010
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Martial law victims score double victory in US, Singapore courts

By Jerrie Abella Source: GMA News   The Philippines’ martial law victims scored a double victory in US and Singapore courts, boosting their claim for indemnification for human rights abuses they suffered under the Marcos dictatorship. These two decisions came nearly two decades after a Hawaii court first ruled in their favor, which entitled them […]

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  • April 14, 2010
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Still haunted by Marcos’ martial law

By  Winnie Monsod Source: GMA News (Following is the transcript of the segment “Analysis by Winnie Monsod” which aired on News on Q on September 21, 2009. Prof. Winnie Monsod is the resident analyst of News on Q which airs weeknights at 9:30 p.m. on Q Channel 11.) Thirty-seven years after its imposition, and twenty […]

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  • September 22, 2009
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Humans rights victims under Marcos dictatorship

Source: GMA News pisode on June 4, 2009 Thursday night after Saksi More than two decades have passed since former President Ferdinand Marcos was ousted from power but the shadow of his regime reaches to this day. Thousands are said to have been victims of human rights violations under his dictatorship. Among them are Peter […]

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Being a reporter during martial law

Source: CMFR It wasn’t easy but it was worth doing it Being a reporter during martial law By Jenny Santillan Santiago HOW WAS it like to work as a journalist during martial law? I’ve been asked this question several times by mass communication students from different schools as part of their group assignments. “For me, […]

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Back to the Past: A timeline of press freedom

Source: CMFR A timeline of press freedom Back to the Past By Jose Bimbo F. Santos and Melanie Y. Pinlac IN TODAY’S fast-moving world, 35 years can be a very short time. It was not long ago that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and put a stop to freedom of the press. But not many […]

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  • September 1, 2007
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Taxpayers to shoulder Marcos debt until 2025 – Ibon

Source: GMA News   More than 20 years have passed since the late president Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, but governments after him continue to honor questionable debts his regime incurred. This was the lament of the militant think tank Ibon Foundation, which said Marcos’ debts will continue to haunt Filipino taxpayers for the next 19 […]

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  • April 7, 2007
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