Senate OKs bill compensating Martial Law victims

News Philippines Feb 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

MANILA – The Senate has ratified a bill granting compensation to victims of human rights abuses during Martial Law.

The chamber approved the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2012 almost a week after the bicameral conference committee reconciled the respective versions of the House and the Senate.

The measure declares it a state policy to “recognize the heroism and sacrifices of all Filipinos who were victims of summary execution, torture, involuntary disappearance and other gross human rights violations committed during the Martial Law regime of Former President Ferdinand Marcos.”

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