[SPOTLIGHT] (HRVCB) What are the… steps?

It’s a Good Tuesday don’t you think? Getting closer and closer and closer to holiday. Ugh. If only that would come sooner!

Anyway, for today, since I’ve already told you what you should bring when you file in a claim, I’ll tell you now what happens when you get there

Basically, when you get there, you will be going through 3 steps.

First, you’ll present your documents with the staff at the information desk.

Second, if you’ve passed (which basically means you have the basic documents which are the duly filled application form, a notarized affidavit and government issued IDs/ NSO or Local Registry of birth or death certificate of the HRV or claimant) they will endorse you to their paralegals who will check your documents once more to verify the authenticity and to check if there are missing papers;

And finally, if you’ve passed them, you will be directed to the encoders who will scan your documents and secure the hard copies on file, take your picture, signature and biometrics so they can provide you an acknowledgment receipt which will prove that you have submitted in your application.

On the website of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board, you can track your claims. You can file in an application for one or more human rights violation victims as long as you can prove your filiation and that you are the legal heir.



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 collusion, 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 accessory penalties as provided for under Republic Act No. 10368, Sec. 25.


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