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Philippines acquires new batch of Marcos jewelry

Former first lady Imelda Marcos  FILE PHOTO

The chief of the Philippine agency recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family says a court decision ordering Marcos’ widow to relinquish more than $100,000 in jewelry is a victory for Filipinos and shows that crime does not pay.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams blocking sale of Napoles US assets

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Jeane Napoles with President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Filipino American community leaders are vehemently blocking the sale of the luxury condominium unit owned by Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, at the high-rise Ritz Carlton on suspicion it was acquired with ill-gotten money.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

PCGG clueless over Imee Marcos’s trust accounts

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), the agency tasked to hunt and recover the Marcos ill-gotten assets, only learned of the alleged offshore trust of Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos Manotoc and her sons in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) from the report of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ).

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Int’l solons from 67 nations vow to enact laws vs graft

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Hundreds of lawmakers from 67 countries on Saturday signed in Manila a binding declaration to enact laws against graft, particularly for the recovery of ill-gotten wealth, and to enable the international community to prosecute the corrupt.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Imelda Marcos aide’s trial over soon—PCGG

PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista AFP FILE PHOTO

While ill-gotten-wealth cases against the Marcoses and their cronies have been languishing in Philippine courts the past 26 years, a case involving part of the Marcos loot in the United States should be resolved within the year.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Marcoses lose US appeal

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photos

Victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship have scored a victory in their long quest to get compensation from the Marcos estate.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Rights victims blame government for New York loss

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The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lawyers of the Marcos human rights victims are blaming the Aquino government for the dismissal by a New York court of their claim on a $35-million chunk of the ill-gotten assets of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: The $35M claim on alleged Marcos wealth

Ferdinand Marcos was sued in the US federal court in Hawaii, where he fled, on behalf of some 10,000 victims of arrest, torture and execution. The plaintiffs obtained a nearly $2-billion judgment after he died and now seek related assets.

The $35-million claim against the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family stemmed from an original $2 million deposited with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York by Arelma Foundation, a dummy Panamanian corporation formed by the Marcoses in 1972.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US court junks victims’ claim on $35-M Marcos assets

The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed Priscilla Mijares et al.’s petition to enforce in the Philippines an 18-year-old United States District Court decision awarding some $2 billion from the Marcos estate to victims of human rights violations during the late dictator’s administration. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

New York courts have dismissed the claim by victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos for more than $35 million from a US brokerage account, citing the competing claim by the Philippine government upheld by its own highest court.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Imelda Marcos asks anti-graft court to allow her to leave for China

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Ilocos Norte Rep. and former First Lady Imelda Marcos has sought the Sandiganbayan’s permission to fly to China where she had been invited to speak before a group of women.

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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