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The Survivors are the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos Martial Law (1972-1986) who are presently alive.

The Survivors' Discussion Group is a program of HRVVMC that aims to connect, inform, organize, and assist the Survivors of Marcos Martial Law. To know more, click here

No, HRVVMC does not accept applications for reparations. Our mandate is to recognize the victims determined by the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB).


Ang mga Survivors ay ang mga biktima ng paglabag ng mga karapatang pantao noong Marcos Martial Law (1972-19986)

Ang mga Survivors ay ang mga biktima ng paglabag ng mga karapatang pantao noong Marcos Martial Law (1972-19986)

Ang Survivors’ Discussion Group ay programa ng HRVVMC na naglalayong pag-ugnayin, magbigay impormasyon, iorganisa at suportahan ang mga Survivors ng Marcos Martial Law. Para sa dagdag na kaalaman, pindutin ito

Hindi tumatanggap ng aplikasyon para sa reparasyon ang HRVVMC. Ang mandato ng HRVVMC ay kilalanin at bigyan ng karampatang karangalan ang mga biktima na inaprubahan ng Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB).

Merong mga benepisyo. Upang makita ang listahan, pindutin lamang ito.

Latest Updates

Survivors Draft New Reparations Bill

The Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission (HRVVMC) recognizes and honors the hardships and sacrifices of the victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law 1972-1986.

First SDG in Cebu

230 individuals attended the first Survivors' Discussion Group at Southpole Central Hotel, Cebu City.

7 SDGs organized for 2019

The Human Rights Violations Victims' Memorial Commission has successfully organized 7 SDGs all over the country for 2019.

Full support for the Museum

The SDG Manila survivors are thrilled and hopeful for the construction of the Freedom Memorial Museum.

Benefits that Victims of Marcos Martial Law May Avail

Non- Monetary Reparations for the victims approved by the HRVCB
  • TESDA: Free training for one (1) relative of the victim (up to 4th degree relation)
  • DOH: Free hospitalization and No Balance Billing if victim or relative of victim is confined at the charity ward  of the hospital
  • DSWD: Comprehensive psychosocial services and rehabilitation -counseling, livelihood and financial aid
For Victims (and non-victims) that are Senior Citizens (as per R.A. 9994 or “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010)
  • A Senior Citizen Card and booklet may entitle discounts to the following:
  • Medicine: Generic and branded medicines, vitamins, and mineral supplements (with doctor’s prescription)
  • Medical supplies and equipment: Hearing aids, eyeglasses, wheelchairs, crutches, dentures, etc.
  • Medical and dental services in private facilities: Laboratory tests such as blood tests, X-Ray, etc.
  • Professional fees of attending physician and licensed health workers
  • Domestic air and sea travel fares
  • Public land transportation fares: Jeepneys, buses, taxis, shuttle services, MRT, LRT, PNR, etc.
  • Hotels: Accommodation and amenities in hotels, beach resorts, mountain resorts, etc.
  • Restaurants: Food, beverages, dessert, and other consumables for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery orders
  • Recreation centers: Rental and other fees for sports facilities such as gyms, badminton courts, tennis courts, ballroom dancing studios, bowling lanes, etc.
  • Places of leisure: Cinemas, museums, parks, theaters, concert halls, etc.
  • Funeral and burial services for deceased senior citizens: hospital morgue, embalming, casket or urn, cremation, etc.

Other benefits:

  • Income tax exemption for minimum wage earners
  • Training fee exemption on socio-economic programs
  • Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  • Free flu and pneumococcal vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  • Scholarships and financial assistance for seniors’ education in public
  • Express lanes for senior citizens in all government offices and commercial establishments

To know more about R.A. 9994, click here.

Human Rights Victims'
Claims Board

Created under Republic Act No. 10368, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board is a quasi-judicial body that adjudicated the eligibility of human rights violations claims during the Marcos Martial Law (1972-1986). The funds for the reparation of the victims who suffered under the Marcos regime came from funds returned by the Switzerland to the Philippine government adjudged by the Philippine Supreme Court as Marcos’ Ill-gotten wealth. It ceased operations last May 12, 2018. 

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