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Mindanao lawmakers file bill to compensate Marawi siege victims

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Basilan Representative Mujiv Hataman says if passed into law, the House bill would grant P1,500 worth of compensation per square meter of a place of residence destroyed during the Marawi siege

RUINS. The main battle area of the Marawi siege remains in ruins two years later. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte signs executive order increasing disabled workers' pensions

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Executive Order 54 provides a P1,150 across-the-board increase for all permanent disability pensioners in the private sector, as well as qualified beneficiaries in the public sector

INCREASE. Disabled workers will receive higher compensation benefits.

SC affirms ruling vs P8.5-B back pay for Napocor employees

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Supreme Court says the National Power Corporation employees failed to raise new issues that could convince it to reverse its ruling

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Duterte orders P10,000-increase in workers' funeral benefits

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Studies by the SSS and GSIS show the increase will not affect the stability of the State Insurance Fund

Qatar seeks 'siege' compensation for firms, citizens

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Potential plaintiffs such as Qatar Airways banks or individuals will be able to file claims over what Doha has labelled a siege in courts at home and abroad

CLOSED. A picture taken on June 7, 2017 shows a notice sign informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau in the Saudi capital Riyadh has been closed until further notice, as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

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May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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WATCH: How much compensation are Martial Law victims entitled to?

May 11, 2017 - 11:35 PM

Each victim may receive a sum of P25 000 to as much as P250 000

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P300M to be released for martial law victims

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The names of 4 000 martial law victims to receive 50 of compensation have been submitted to the Office of the Executive Secretary says the Palace

MEETING WITH VICTIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with the Human Rights Victims Claims Board and Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto in Malacañang on January 19, 2017. Malacañang photo

LIST: 4,000 Martial Law victims entitled to compensation

Mar 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The Human Rights Victims Claims Board releases its initial list of Martial Law victims who can claim partial monetary reparations from the government

REMEMBERING. Relatives of victims of Martial Law light candles at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Wall of Remembrance to honor the heroism of their fallen kin. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

4,000 Martial Law victims to get partial compensation in 2017

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:37 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and key Cabinet officials meet with Martial Law victims on ways to speed up the compensation of human rights victims of the Marcos regime

MEETING THE VICTIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a meeting with Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) and Human Rights Victims Claims Board at Malacañang Palace on January 19, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

CA paves way for hearings on $1.9-B award to Martial Law victims

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals Special 13th Division junks the Marcoses bid to keep a Makati court from hearing the petition to enforce the 1 9 billion award given by a US court in 1995

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

South Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to 'comfort women'

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Some of the women immediately reject the offer taking issue with Japan s refusal to accept formal legal responsibility

South Korean protesters hold placards showing portraits of former "comfort women" during a rally against the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation outside an office of the foundation in Seoul on July 28, 2016. South Korean protestors clashed with police on July 28 as they tried to disrupt the opening in Seoul of a Tokyo-funded foundation for women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE

S. Africa compensates 750 families for apartheid land loss

May 22, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Some 750 South African families who say they were pushed out of their land on a natural reserve during apartheid will be handed over 5 million in compensation

ZUMA. File photo of South Africa president and South African ruling Party African National Congress President Jacob Zuma taken May 1, 2016 in Pretoria. Photo by Mujahid Safodien / AFP

Back to the future: Resetting priorities for peace

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The consideration of the BBL has been postponed till after the national elections in May 2016 This enforced hiatus may be an opportunity to address the issues linked to transitional justice and the peace process

New SSL IV provision will protect Magna Carta benefits – bicam

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

But the bicameral conference committee has yet to decide if retired soldiers will be among the bill s beneficiaries

RIGHTS PROTECTION. The bicameral conference committee on the Salary Standardization Law IV plans to include a provision protecting the Magna Carta benefits of government employees.

Recto to bicam: Don't scrap Magna Carta benefits under SSL IV

Jan 22, 2016 - 9:14 AM

3rd UPDATE Senator Ralph Recto urges the bicameral conference committee to include a provision in the proposed Salary Standardization Law IV that will protect existing Magna Carta benefits of government employees

PROTECT GOV'T WORKERS' BENEFITS. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto suggests a few changes in the Salary Standardization Law IV when it reaches the bicameral conference committee. Photo from the office of Senator Ralph Recto

Global unemployment set to rise through 2017 – ILO

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The International Labour Organization is also alarmed over the increase in the number of unstable jobs

Senate approves bill raising gov’t workers’ salaries

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The proposed Salary Standardization Law IV is an anti corruption measure says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

The Salary Standardization Law IV, principally authored by Senator Antonio Trillanes, gets its approval in the Senate. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

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Nov 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Nov 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Nov 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:32 AM

The compensation offered by Lufthansa is not an appropriate acknowledgement of the suffering that has been inflicted on them says the lawyer advising relatives of the victims

GRIEF. Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France on March 26, 2015. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Facebook improves benefits, ups wages for contractors

May 13, 2015 - 8:54 PM

The benefits will give both women and men the flexibility to take paid parental leave an important step for stronger families and healthier children

BETTER BENEFITS. A file photo dated 31 January 2012 showing a grounds keeper mowing the lawn in front of Facebook's Corporate Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. File Photo by Peter Dasilva/EPA

Manila Water seeks P79B compensation from gov’t

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:26 AM

The utility firm says it needs to be paid for projected losses from 2015 to 2017 due to the arbitration ruling that bars it from recovering its corporate income tax

Palace: SAF families wanted details of operation from Aquino

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:33 PM

They continue to ask for clarity on what happened so the President told them what he knows and what he understands to have happened in Mamasapano

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Benigno Aquino III makes an unscheduled visit to Camp Crame, the national police headquarters, on February 18, 2015, to meet with the families of Special Action Force commandos who died in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Aquino pays surprise visit to SAF 44 families

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:45 PM

UPDATED This is the second time the President meets with the families of the slain police commandos who have not made secret their disappointment in how he has handled the incident

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Benigno Aquino III makes an unscheduled visit to Camp Crame, the national police headquarters, on February 18, 2015, to meet with the families of Special Action Force commandos who died in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

US pays Philippines P87M for Tubbataha damage

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED The Philippines received this full amount on January 20 the Department of Foreign Affairs says

Senate passes extension for HR claims on final reading

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Once Senate Joint Resolution 10 and House Joint Resolution 16 are enacted into law martial law victims can file their claims until May 11 2015

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Salaries across Asia-Pacific to rise by 7% in 2015 – survey

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:33 PM

Philippine companies’ salary increase budget eyed for next year is ‘similarly placed’ with the rest of the region

US to pay PH P87M for damage to World Heritage Site

Oct 24, 2014 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED The amount represents the P58M that the Philippines asked the US and the P28M fuel and repair costs incurred by the Coast Guard It is lower than environmentalists estimates of P737 8M to P1 2B

House passes on 2nd reading extension for HR claims

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:22 PM

The House is expected to pass the measure on 3rd and final reading before Congress goes on recess on October 29

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Gov't urged to extend deadline for Martial Law claims

Sep 21, 2014 - 1:29 PM

The claims board has so far accepted 17 659 applications

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

US should volunteer to pay for Tubbataha damage – Miriam

Sep 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago also argues that while it is not a signatory to the UNCLOS the US is bound by international law to pay for the damage on the UNESCO World Heritage Site

BEFORE AND AFTER. The USS Guardian turned 90 degrees in 4 days dragged by the strong currents and winds of the Sulu Sea. Graphic by Bardo Wu from photos courtesy of AFP WESCOM

SSS increases pension, funeral benefits

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:50 PM

The increase in benefits will be implemented retroactively with Sept 1 2013 as date of effectivity

Taiwan typhoon victims lose compensation suit

Apr 25, 2014 - 9:08 PM

A Taiwanese district court rules it was impossible for officials to predict the occurrence of mudslides that buried the village

COMPENSATION CLAIM. Villagers are rescued as they wait on top of a damaged bridge following a mudslide in Kaohsiung county, Southern Taiwan, 12 August 2009. File photo by Hou Si-Jun/EPA

Bangladesh factory victims get money ahead of anniversary

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:30 PM

The payments were made as a Geneva based international labor group blasted Western retailers for their woefully inadequate contributions to the fund set up by the International Labor Organization ILO

COA to Nabcor: Refund P5.5-M illegal perks

Apr 22, 2014 - 7:39 AM

COA says Nabcor sourced performance bonuses for its employees from project funds and not savings in 2006 and 2007

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Mar 15, 2014 - 3:44 PM

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Martial Law victims in N. Mindanao receive compensation

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Around 170 victims of human rights abuses from Lanao del Norte Bukidnon Misamis Oriental Camiguin and Misamis Occidental received P50 000 each

PhilHealth to bring perks issue to SC

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:03 AM

PhilHealth in a statement Saturday says it is being unfairly misjudged even after formally explaining in November 2013 the legality of the bonuses

Groups to Aquino: Demand Haiyan redress from fossil fuel companies

Dec 13, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Fossil fuel companies must pay for Yolanda damages since they are the leading cause of global warming say green groups

STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Typhoon Yolanda damaged billions worth of agriculture and infrastructure, forcing many communities to start from scratch. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Metro Manila minimum wage increased to P466

Sep 06, 2013 - 6:51 PM

The wage board approves a P10 a day wage hike and P15 additional cost of living allowance

Palace: Gov't need not compensate Maguindanao kin

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says the government does not owe the victims anything because it did not commit the crime

File Photo/Rappler

Aquino: We recognize Martial Law victims

Feb 25, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Aquino says the enactment of the human rights compensation law helps heal the wounds of Martial Law

US to consult PH on Tubbataha probe

Feb 14, 2013 - 5:48 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells DFA chief Albert del Rosario that PH officials will be allowed to query US Navy officers regarding the grounding

SITTING ON THE REEF. Led by US Navy Supervisor of Salvage Capt Mark Matthews, an experienced team of salvage professionals are ready to dismantle the 23-year-old minesweeper and safely remove the ship from the reef. February 8 photo courtesy of US Navy

U.S. to compensate PH for Tubbataha crash

Feb 03, 2013 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The amount of the compensation will be determined only after the vessel is pulled out and damage assessment of the reef is finalized

US WILL PAY. The US Embassy in Manila says Washington will pay for the damage caused by a US Navy ship to Tubbataha Reef. Graphic by Dominic Gabriel Go

Congress ratifies 'Marcos compensation bill'

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The bill is ready for President Aquino s signature as soon as the Senate ratifies it

Aquino to senators: please get back to work

Jan 26, 2013 - 11:17 PM

He wants them to concentrate and set aside personal issues as there are national issues that need attention

APPEAL. President Benigno S. Aquino III will ask senators to act on pending bills. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

COA questions DOJ victims fund spending

Dec 06, 2012 - 11:13 AM

COA says the DOJ used the Victims Compensation Fund for purposes other than helping victims of unjust detention