Duterte Admin to Release P300 Million as Partial Payment for the 4,000 Martial Law Victims


The administration of Pres. Rody Duterte has set aside P300 Million for the partial payment of the compensation of the initial 4,000 Martial Law victims in the Philippines. MalacaƱang announced on Tuesday the allocation of the Duterte admin for the victims of Martial Law.


According to MalacaƱang the fund request already been transmitted by the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) following the approval of the list of eligible claimants.

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella announced the following "The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) sped up process of evaluating and releasing of claims of Martial Law victims as part of its commitment to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s goal to expedite the release of the claims,” Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a Palace press briefing.

The DBM has acknowledged the request from HRVCB "for the release of P300 million from the Bureau of Treasury intended for the partial payment of monetary reparation," Abella added.


The Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said that the board has transmitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary its resolution "approving their preliminary list of 4,000 eligible claimants and release of partial monetary reparation."

Based on the records of HRVCB, the eligible claimants, 2,661 are "presumed victims" while 1,339 are new applicants. "The claims board following the point system prescribed the reparation law which came up with a total of P23,567 points to be awarded to the first batch of claimants. That should be sufficient,” he said.

The total reparation value for the human rights victims has reached P589-million. The Palace said half of the funds will be released to the first batch of claimants by the second quarter of 2017 through Landbank’s Cash Cards facility. The rest will be released after the final resolution of all claims and the publication of the final list.


Source: Manila Bulletin


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