From: www.pna.gov.phThe signing of RA 10368, a P10 billion fund, which will be taken from the recovered Swiss bank accounts of the Marcoses
, was appropriated for the human rights victims’ reparation.
A Human Rights Victims Compensation Board will also be created to accept and evaluate applications for monetary reparation.
It will use a point system to determine the amount of compensation for a victim depending on the victim's experience.
Under the points system, victims who died or who disappeared and are still missing shall be given 10 points.
Those who were tortured and/or raped or sexually abused shall be given from six to nine points.
On the other hand, those who were detained will be given from three to five points while those whose rights were violated shall be given one to two points.
Apart from the reparations, one of the most important aspects of the new law is the creation of the "Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission."
The Commission is mandated to work with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education for the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on the opponents of the dictatorship and the heroism of those who fought the Marcos regime.
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