[SPOTLIGHT] (HRVCB) Docus? Docus Pocus?

Sunday! Fine day Sunday!

How’s everyone doing? Great? No? Not so much? Anyway, I’m doing okay lately. Not too good and not too bad and that’s all because I’m back to blogging. Yes, this is probably the only place I can let go and be myself. If you’re wondering, I do have other blogs which is more personalized than this one. This is my advocacy blog and that’s why I’m updating it.

For the past week I have put on the spotlight the HUMAN RIGHTS VICTIMS CLAIMS BOARD. And today, I will tell you their list of requirements.

The applicant shall submit the following to support eligibility as a claimant:

a) Application Form;

b) Detailed notarized statement of the human rights violation;

c) Proof of filiation and relationship issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Office of the Local Civil Registrar. In the absence thereof, affidavits of at least two (2) disinterested individuals;

d) In case the HRVV is physically incapacitated to file the application personally, a notarized authorization showing proof of identity of the authorized representative and his/her bona fide relationship with the victim; 

e) In case of mental or psychological disability of the HRVV, proof of filiation and relationship of the nearest next of kin in accordance with the Civil Code provisions on succession issued by the NSO or Office of the Local Civil Registrar.

To prove the HRV, the applicant shall submit one or more of the following:

a) NSO-issued or local death certificate;

b) Warrant of arrest, seizure orders (PDA, PCO, ASSO), mission order and other similar documents;

c) Certification by custodial government agencies on the fact of detention, carpeta, police blotter, NBI files, release papers and other similar documents;

d) Doctor’s affidavit, medico-legal, autopsy or pathology certificate or report, and other similar documents;

e) Declassified documents from the Department of National Defense and other government agencies;

f) Court records;

g) Original or duly certified lawyer’s records;

h) Photographs with affidavit of proper authentication;

i) Sworn statement of two (2) co-detainees or two (2) persons who have personal knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the HRV;

j) Secondary sources of information from reliable sources may be presented such as church/non-government organization report, books documenting HRVs, news clippings or other similar documents;

k) Other documents and evidence attesting the occurrence of the incident and violations or that may be required for the award of any reparation.

By the way, the BLOG LIST for their CARAVAN is UPDATED. You can check out where they will go HERE.

And call for the one’s whose area is close to PAMPANGA. HRVCB or the HUMAN RIGHTS VICTIMS CLAIMS BOARD will be there TOMORROW on June 9 and 10 at Angeles City Session Hall from 8am to 5pm.



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.