Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
January 19, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte convened the officials and members of the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) and the Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) in Malacañan Palace.

Present during the meeting are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, several SELDA officials including Chairperson Amaryllis Hilao-Enriquez, Vice Chairperson Bonifacio Ilagan, and National Coordinator Fr. Dionito Cabanillas, and the HRVCB officials and board members headed by its Chairperson Lina Sarmiento.

SELDA is an organization created on December 4, 1984 by former political prisoners and detainees during the Martial Law era. It is committed in working for the release of all political prisoners who are still in detention.

HRVCB is an independent and quasi-judicial body created under Republic Act 10368 that provides compensation to the victims of human rights violations during Martial Law.

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