Blood Money

07swift2American lawyer Robert Swift (right) asks a claimant some details before handing out the US$1,000 compensation in Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 7. The amount is the second tranche of indemnification for Martial Law victims derived from a US$10-million settlement over a painting owned by former First Lady and now Leyte Rep. Imelda Marcos. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo