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Byline: The Nation.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The amount seems small, especially when set in the context of the years-long litigation that Marcos-era human rights victims underwent to press the case. Each of the 7,526 victims included in the approved list will receive US 1,000 as part of a settlement involving property in the United States that was bought using ill-gotten Marcos wealth.
But the case, like similar cases also filed in United States and Singapore courts, was never about money; rather, the money is a form of vindication. It is material proof, in a material world, of the human rights abuses committed by the Marcos regime.…