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‘We are twice victims of injustice’ – Martial Law victims

Source: ON THE 40th year of the imposition of martial law, victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship pressed on their fight for justice and indemnification as they rallied once more at the foot of the historic Mendiola Bridge. “We fought for justice under the dictatorship yet, 40 years later we are […]

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‘Marcos victims should never be forgotten’

Source: The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ surprise burial at Manila’s heroes’ cemetery was greeted with widespread street protests Friday by outraged students, martial law victims and politicians who likened the former president’s family to a “thief in the night” as the rest of the country quietly slept. Former President Benigno Aquino III, whose father […]

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Marcos’ Martial Law: What happened to one torture victim

Source: Everything happened 42 years ago, but the horrors he went through are still vivid in the memory of Boni Ilagan, a human rights victim during Martial Law. Ka Boni, as he is called by his peers, was a student at the University of the Philippines when former President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law […]

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44 Years After Martial Law

Source: Having served a strongman dictator, the late president Ferdinand Marcos, former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Francisco Tatad do not see incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte doing another martial law rule in the country. Enrile and Tatad were former defense and information Ministers, respectively, during the Marcos’ martial law regime in the country. Both […]

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Women victims tell SC of Martial Law torture

Source: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno puts the spotlight on the Human Rights Victims Reparations Act during the oral arguments on a hero’s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos. MANILA, Philippines – Victims of horrifying acts of torture during Martial Law recounted their painful experiences before Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, August 31. […]

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