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CHR reminds remaining Martial Law claimants to claim checks before Dec. 31

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday released an advisory urging the remaining eligible claimants of financial reparation under the Republic Act 10368 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 to submit their pending requirements before the available fund expires on December 31.

The reparation of over 300 human rights victims during Marcos' martial law regime—those who had been previously issued problematic checks—was handled by the CHR since May 2019 after the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board became defunct last year.

Of this number, the following have not yet claimed their new checks:

  • Ricarte A. Asucena
  • Guillermo S. Adorable
  • Solidad G. Ebalan
  • Emeterio P. De Garcia
  • Diosdado G. Rosco
  • Teadoro H. Kusong
  • William G. Villacarlos
  • Alfonso J. Lumanda
  • Victor B. Lovely Jr.
  • Felimon T.  Balguna
  • Carmen Geraldine  E. Planas
  • Norberto H. Escoltura
  • Ernesto P. Magcalas Jr.
  • Lilia F. San Jose
  • Julita P. Barsana
  • Jacinto G. Bunyi
  • Delia B. Bermudez
  • Melcohor C. Morada
  • Juilius M. Orfila
  • Amado M. Mendoza
  • Brigida B. Arce
  • Fernando T. Barican
  • Dennis A. Marasigan
  • Fe F. Santos
  • Corazon P. Cayanan
  • Dorothy T. Crame

They were urged to submit their pending requirements and coordinate with the Joint Resolution Team of the CHR Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City as soon as possible.

"Ang pondo sa ilalim ng Joint Resolution No. 4, s. 2019 ay available lamang hanggang 31 December 2019," the CHR said.

The claimants may also contact Vanessa Johanne Bautista through mobile number 0928-914- 5596.

The CHR said it is not authorized to process new applications for reparation or attend to appeals regarding denied claims.

Ten billion pesos has been allocated for the reparation of victims of human rights violations that were committed from September 21, 1972 to February 25, 1986, under the RA 10368.

The principal source of fund is the Marcos ill-gotten wealth that was forfeited in favor of the Republic of the Philippines.

According to the law, the amount or reparation "shall be in proportion to the gravity of the human rights violation committed on the HRVV (Human Rights Violations Victim) and in accordance with the number of points assigned to the individual." — Dona Magsino/MDM, GMA News

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