The Philippine president has signed a law to give compensation to victims of the country’s former leader, Ferdinand Marcos.
The government has set aside at least 10bn pesos ($224m: £148m) to compensate thousands of people who suffered rights abuses in the Marcos era.
The money was recovered from Swiss bank accounts secretly maintained by Marcos during his 20 years in power.
President Benigno Aquino said the move would “right the wrongs of the past”.
“We may not bring back the time stolen from martial law victims, but we can assure them of the state’s recognition of their sufferings that will help bring them closer to the healing of their wounds,” he said at a ceremony in Manila.
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