Posted On 21 Apr 2014
The Heroes and Heroines Credentials Committee requested to the Citizen´s Participation Council (CPC) to extend for 45 days the contest of accreditation of persons who consider that have made a heroic act in order to access to the benefits of the law which refers to the topic.
These are, among others, a monthly pension of two basic wages, a full scholarship to have a third level education, housing and access to social programs. In the case of Veterans of the war with Peru in 1995, which are unpaid and whose situation is vulnerable, they will receive a basic remuneration, next to the above mentioned benefits.
Last Wednesday, Francisco Bonilla, who was delegated from the Office of the Ombudsman, resigned from the Presidency of the Commission, which delayed the process. However, in his last report to the plenary of the Council, 3.198 people entered their records; of them, 2.929 met the requirements set out in the regulation, such as presentation of original documents or copies, awards, certifications, parts of war or honors.
Once this phase is concluded, the plenary of the Council must know the list submitted by the Ministry of defence, which comprises those officers who may be considered heroes without passing through this tender.
According to the Commission, most of the candidates are men: 1.030 civilians, 1,900 militaries and 178 police officers. In the case of women, 47 are civilians, 10 soldiers and 3 police officers.