QUEZON CITY -- On 19 April 2016, President Benigno Aquino III approved Republic Act No. 10766, which modifies the sunset clause of R.A. No. 10368, otherwise known as the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.”
Said amendatory law gives the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (The Board) sufficient time up to 12 May 2018 to resolve all claims for reparation and/or recognition, and bring justice to Martial Law human rights violations victims (HRVVs). The number of received claims actually ballooned from 20,000 to 75,730.