The long wait is over! I’m back in blogging and into my blog roll. Recently, I’ve done a lot of fieldwork that let me knew the importance of Human Rights in nature.
I’ve gotten a lot of confidence in my blog roll and had a brief discussion with my friends who are Human Rights advocates as well. They gave me the idea to make a blog roll for the different organizations involved in Human Rights to blog for a month. Originally, I was supposed to start with the Commission on Human Rights, that or, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates. But, just when I started to begin my blog, this new Republic Act was implemented and made aroused my curious mind.
Before I start this though, I would like to point out that this is just an overview or the summarized version of the law. Okay, now here goes.
Republic Act 10368 or better known as the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, is a new act that was passed last year and started this May 12th of 2014. Their goal is to recognize the heroism and sacrifices of Human Rights violation victims during the regime of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos covering the period from September 21, 1972 to February 25, 1986.
Some years ago, there was an international report that presented the government of the Philippines as in denial of the violations of Human Rights during Martial Law and now, with this (the law), the government acknowledges its moral and legal obligation to recognize and provide reparation to the victims.
The Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board or HRVCB, a quasi judicial body, was created to receive, evaluate and process all claims, award reparation, and recognize the victims by enshrining their names in the Roll of Human Rights Violations Victims.
ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM HRVCB:
1. The documents that you would submit would temporarily stay at the care of HRVCB at the time of processing and would later be permanently transferred to a memorial, museum or library. If you want to keep your original documents, you can submit the certified copy of this. You can certify it on site with the Officer of the Day.
2. Direct or Indirect commission of fraud or any other colllusion, falsification, misrepresentations of facts, or any other kind of anomaly in the accomplishment of this form, or in obtaining any benefit under this application shall be subject to CRIMINAL ACTION punishable by 8-10 years imprisonment and other accesory penalties as provided for under Republic Act No. 10368, Sec. 25.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HRVCB, THIS IS THE LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE.