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feb04.2014Solon: Increase indemnification amount for victims of unjust detention & violent crimes to P100,000

feb04.2014Solon: Increase indemnification amount for victims of unjust detention & violent crimes to P100,000

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Solon: Increase indemnification amount for victims of unjust detention & violent crimes to P100,000
Solon: Increase indemnification amount for victims of unjust detention & violent crimes to P100,000

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Solon: Increase indemnification amount forvictims of unjust detention & violent crimes to P100,000
A House leader is seeking an increase to the maximum recoverable amount of indemnification to persons who were unjustly detained or victimized by violent crimes from the present measly P10000 to P100000!House "eputy #peaker and $sabela %ourth "istrict &ep! 'iorgidi Aggabao said the  present indemnification amount of P10000 is small and insignificant!()he amount is now paltry and inconse*uential! )he original amount of P10000 has been depreciated so badly that its present value is probably only a tenth of its worth in 1++, when the law &epublic Act -.0+ was first enacted/ said Aggabao!&epublic Act -.0+ authorizes the granting of compensation to persons who were unjustly imprisoned or detained or victimized by violent crimes! )he law was a piece of landmark legislation according to Aggabao because it awards an indemnification of P1000 for every month a *ualified claimant had been incarcerated!)he law also grants reimbursement for hospitalization expenses compensation for lost income and support for claimants who were physically injured psychologically scarred or permanently incapacitated!()o make the spirit and intent of &A -.0+ alive it is proposed that the rates and ceiling of compensation be adjusted to a more contemporary level/ said Aggabao a lawyer! House ill .,0 now pending at the House 2ommittee on 3ustice chaired by &ep!  4iel )upas 56
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 "istrict $loilo7 seeks the amendment of #ection 8 5Award 2eiling7 of &A -.0+ so that (%or victims of unjust imprisonment or detention the compensation shall be  based on the number of months of imprisonment or detention and every fraction thereof shall be considered one month! Provided howeverthat in no case shall such compensation exceed P10000 per month!/)he amendment also provides that ($n all other cases the maximum amount for which the oard of 2laims may approve a claim shall not exceed P100000 or the amount necessary to reimburse the claimant the expenses incurred for hospitalization medical treatment loss of wage loss of support or other expenses directly related to the injury or whichever is lower! )his is without prejudice to the right of the claimant to seek other remedies under existing laws!/
NR # 3367FEB. 4, 2014

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