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Akbayan holds mass for Marcos victims and passage of compensation bill February 19, 2007

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, Legislation, Marcos Wealth.
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Akbayan party-list today held a mass at the South Wing lobby of the House of Representatives to commemorate the victims of the Marcos regime in line with the pending approval of the compensation bill into law.


“We ask the Hosue leadership to prioritize the passage of the bicameral conference committee report and ratify the comensation bill as the Senate has done to enact it into law,” said Akbayan Rep. Etta Rosales.  “To come this close and have to go through the process all over again if the House fails to act on the measure would be a great disservice to the Marcos victims.”
“With the passage of the bill into law, as pointed out by the President herself in a meeting in Malacanang last 2004,” reminded Rosales, “the act would be a significant step forward in the process of healing the wounds of martial rule and would in fact manifest the spirit of EDSA 1 which we shall celebrate on February 25.”
“We hope that the House realizes the importance of this measure and follows through on its commitment to help achieve jstice for the Marcos victims,” Rosales added.
Members of Claimants 1081 also attended the mass to reiterate their call for justice, rmeinding the public that the compensation bill is not the end of that pursuit, but merely the first and most tangible step so far in that direction.
“But without state recognition of this historical error and the grave injustices that Martial Law imposed on Filipinos, we will never be able to move on,” added Rosales.

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1. Norberto aka Roberto J. Badelles, Jr. and Maria Lourdes Alcala-Badelles - March 12, 2007

We are members of CLAIMANTS 1081 and were assigned claim numbers to wit:(edited) . We lost contact for years now and have not been updated on the progress of CLAIMANTS 1081. We learned that Atty Domingo came to Davao for a meeting but we were not informed of his visit thus we were unable to attend the said meeting. Through this mail, we would like to establish contact with the organization. We hope that we will be included in your mails through our e-mail addresses below.

2. Norberto aka Roberto J. Badelles, Jr. and Maria Lourdes Alcala-Badelles - March 12, 2007

We are registered members of CLAIMANTS 1081 and lost contact for several years now. We were assigned claim numbers to wit: (edited). We were unanble to attend the meeting called by Atty Rod Domingo held in Davao just recently as we were not informed. Through this letter, we would like to establish formal contact with CALIMANTS 1081 so we could be updated on the recent development of the organization. Herewith are our e-mail addresses and we hope that we will be included in your lists for your future communications. Further, our postal address is (edited)

3. s511 - March 13, 2007

we shall be forwarding your contact details to claimants 1081. thank you.

4. Norberto aka Roberto J. Badelles, Jr. and Maria Lourdes Alcala-Badelles - March 18, 2007

Thank you for your response. We wil appreciate it very much if you could send us some materials of Claimants 1081 so we would be updated on the recent developments.


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