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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.

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ON THE RATIFICATION OF THE COMPENSATION BILL AS PRIORITY IN THE AGENDA OF THE SPECIAL SESSION February 19, 2007

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, Marcos Wealth, Press Statements.
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The Palace Proclamation 1235 asserts that a number of very important bills that have failed ratification this 13th Congress can no longer afford to wait for the 14th Congress. Going through the legislative grind could take another three tedious years which becomes such a waste of time.

We could not agree more. It becomes a crime to the people when bills that had been drafted with their active and steadfast participation and lobby in the past nine years should once again be shoved and shelved without rhyme or reason.

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PCGG should back off and give up hopeless pursuit of Arelma decision November 8, 2006

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, Marcos Wealth.
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Akbayan Rep. Etta Rosales today called on the PCGG to give up its hopeless pursuit of the US 9th Circuit Appelate Court decision junking the PCGG’s motion for reconsideration to get government’s hands on $35-million worth of Marcos assets in a dummy corporation called Arelma.

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On PCGG obstruction of compensation for Marcos victims July 1, 2006

Posted by s511 in Human Rights, Marcos Wealth, Press Statements.
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It is the height of political irony that an executive agency like the PCGG should now stand in the way of the government’s commitment to help give compensation to victims of human rights violations. The Marcos compensation bill — BH3315 was passed on third and final reading in compliance with this mandate and commitment. The House bill awaits the Senate’s passage of its own version before the bill is made into law.

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Marcos compromise is not the solution to land reform June 24, 2006

Posted by s511 in agrarian reform, Akbayan Issues, Human Rights, Marcos Wealth.
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AKBAYAN party-List Representative Etta Rosales today warned against using CARP as an excuse to further entertain the idea of entering into a compromise agreement with the Marcoses regarding their ill-gotten wealth.

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PCGG perks and privileges should be looked into May 24, 2006

Posted by s511 in Akbayan Issues, graft and corruption, Human Rights, Marcos Wealth, Press Releases.
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“I just want to have fun,” Abcede says of his cavorting with Imelda Marcos. This is highly insensitive and callous to the high objectives that the PCGG is mandated to uphold. Abcede has single-handedly undermined the mission of his own office with those six careless words, oblivious to the concept of ‘conflict of interest’, to the detriment of his primary clients – the Filipino people.

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On the proposed PCGG compromise with Marcoses March 23, 2006

Posted by s511 in Marcos Wealth.
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The Presidential Commission on Good Government cannot enter into any sort of compromise with the Marcoses over the recovery of the ill-gotten wealth amassed by the dictator while in power. Commissioner Abcede’s remark that the country should move on is premature and uncalled for given the fact that there has been no closure to the dark days of Martial Law. Instead of moving on, perhaps it is better for Abcede to move out of PCGG instead.

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