Imelda Marcos to back human rights compensation bill, claims she is no. 1 human rights victim

Ilocos Norte Rep. and former First Lady Imelda Marcos said she would support the human rights compensation bill, which would benefit the families of victims during the dictatorial reign of her late husband, Ferdinand Marcos.

According to, Imelda said, "Because I’m the number one major victim of human rights, I have not had my justice since 1986 but anyway I’m sure things will come out right. I’m very positive and I’m very excited about this because united, this country has so much potential."

Militant lawmakers plan to re-file the bill, which had failed to be passed in the last two congresses. The bill would compensate the families of about 10,000 victims of murder, torture, rape, harassment and involuntary disappearances during Martial Law.

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