Sr. Mariani Dimaranan Human Rights Defenders Awards 2015

Photo courtesy of TFDP

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) has announced the Sr. Mariani Dimaranan Human RIghts Defenders Awards will be held on 24 February, 4:00 PM, Aldaba Recital Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. TFDP said on its Facebook anncouncement: "Through the years, TFDP has worked with numerous persons and institutions that helped the organization in advancing the cause of human rights in the Philippines. As TFDP celebrates its 40th year, it wants to pay tribute to some of the individuals and organizations who have been part of TFDP in its beginning years.

Project Nameless Founding General Assembly, 28 June 2014

Project Nameless will have our Founding General Assembly on 28 June 2014. The Founding General Assembly will formally establish Project Nameless as an organisation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We have worked hard since the Project started in November 2011, and have had accomplishments as well as challenges these past years. The Founding General Assembly signals our determination to continue with our work, to honor the heroes and martyrs of the Filipino people's struggle for freedom and democracy, through the stories of their families, friends, comrades, and communities. We have much more to do.

Human Rights Victims' Claims Board Regional Visits Schedule

The Human Rights Victims' Claims Board commenced accepting and processing claims on 12 May 2014. Applications will be received until 10 November 2014. Staff of the board will be in different cities of the country to receive claim applications. Schedules: Application forms and Frequently Asked Questions maybe secured from all regional offices of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Information may also be downloaded from the Claims Board website:

Application forms and other documents can be downloaded here. Application forms in Filipino and Visayan are also attached below. 

Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10368 released

The Human Rights Violations Victims Board approved the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10368 on 24 April 2014. RA10368, also known as the Martial Law Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, "acknowledge(s) its moral and legal obligation to recognize and/or provide reparation to said victims and/or their families for the deaths, injuries, sufferings, deprivations and damages they suffered under the Marcos regime." Claims can be submitted May 12 to November 10, 2014. A copy of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is here.

Claims board gives Martial law victims 6 months to file compensation claims

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Apr 15 (PIA) – Victims of human rights violations under the Marcos regime were given six months or until November 12 to file their compensation claims from the P10 billion-Marcos ill-gotten wealth that the government set aside for victims. The Human Rights Victims' Claims Board will start processing petitions for compensation claims of victims of human rights violation during the Marcos regime on May 12.

Approved Nominations, 14 March 2014

The Board of Nameless approved the following nominations at its meeting of 14th March 2014: Josepha "Jopay" Padcaya, Romy Sanchez, Mario Latay, Ka Feliza Arellano, Ka Feix Arellano, Sr Menggay Balazo, Tess Jennings, Wilson F. Baldonaza. Pages for them will be created under the "Heroes" section. Please contribute stories about them, by sending information to

Board approves 10 more Heroes, January 2014

The Board of Project Nameless approved the nominations of 10 more heroes on 4 January 2014. The 10 (along with Rosalie Mendoza and Joey Gloria, who are already on the Nameless site) were also honored at the annual Ganito Tayo Noon Reunion at Antipolo. The heroes are: Ed Araullo, Peewee Aragon, Romeo Candazo, Behn Cervantes, Jeland De Guzman, Fr. Joe Dizon, Atty.

Salinawit ni Pete Lacaba

A Benefit Concert for THE NAMELESS Project in commemoration of the 38th Death Anniversary of Emman Lacaba on 18 March 2014, Tuesday, 8 PM at The 70's Bistro, 46 Anonas Street, Project 2, Quezon City.

For ticket reservations, please contact:

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines @ 40

TFDP@40 at St Joseph's College, 14 January 2014

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) celebrated its 40th Anniversary on 14 January 2014 at Saint Joseph's College. Project Nameless members attended the celebration to pay tribute to TFDP's dedication to the defense and advancement of human rights in the Philippines. TFDP was established in 1974 and is the oldest, continuously-operating human rights organisation in the country. Project Nameless members are shown with Emmanuel (Misty) Amistad, TFDP Executive Director, with a portrait of the late Sr. Mariani Dimaranan, TFDP founder, in the attached photograph. Project Nameless sent TFDP this solidarity message also:

14 January 2014

On the 40th Anniversary of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

Ganito Tayo Noon ... Reunion, 4 January 2014

The sixth Ganito Tayo Noon ... Reunion at ALPADI Estate in Antipolo was held on 4 January 2014. While the reunion was a happy occasion for the many activists who attended, it was also sad to remember the friends and comrades -- at least 15 -- who passed away in 2013. Tributes were delivered for those who left us in 2013, taking a longer time than past reunions, because there seemed to be a higher number of comrades who passed away last year. Project Nameless was well-represented at the reunion, with its banner (from the first photo exhibit at UP in December) displayed on the grounds, and with Ruben Felipe outlining to the gathering the purpose and activities of Project Nameless.