CHR to create a memorial commission for Martial Law victims

August 31, 2013 9:26 am 

By Paula Marie D. Navarra

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Chairman Loretta Rosales of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said in a press briefing on Friday that a P500 million fund will be given to a memorial commission for the victims of Martial Law.

The memorial commission will be under a board of trustees namely Loretta Rosales, CHR; Patricia Licuanan, Commission on Higher Education , Armin Luistro, Department of Education to only name a few.

They will be tasked to build a museum narrating the human rights violation and struggles of victims under the Martial Law regime.

CHR recorded 1,503 human rights violations from 1972 to 1986, these violations will be documented to be made official and used in court hearings.

Rosales said that the documents that they will gather should be evidence based under the guidance of the National Archives of the Philippines.

According to Rosales, this will merge senior citizens and youths for a better understanding of the Martial Law era.

She also added that this will bring to life the history of the Filipino people during the Martial Law regime. (PNA)

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