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How an Imelda sidekick (and fellow crook) just did us a favor

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I’ve gotten so tired of reading about corruption cases involving the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family that I must confess I simply tuned out reports over the past year about Vilma Bautista. But then came this week’s news that Imelda’s 75-year-old former assistant could end up in jail for up to six years [...]

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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 »

Imelda Marcos aide gets jail term over Monet sale

STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

A former aide to ex-Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced Monday to two to six years in prison after being convicted of scheming to sell a $32 million Claude Monet painting overlaid with political intrigue: It’s part of a roster of valuables the Philippine government has sought to reclaim from the former first couple.

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

Ex-Imelda Marcos aide on trial in NYC for selling Monet work

STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

A debt-ridden onetime aide to Imelda Marcos wrongly sold a hidden treasure: a $32 million Monet painting the former Philippine first lady had acquired and her country wants back, prosecutors said Wednesday as the ex-assistant’s conspiracy trial opened.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Marcos rights victims to get additional $1K

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STOLEN, SOLD  Claude Monet’s “L’ Eglise de Vetheuil,” shown here in a photo supplied by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, was sold for $32 million by former Imelda Marcos’ social secretary, Vilma Bautista. The buyer said he bought the stolen artwork “in good faith” and has agreed to a $10-million settlement with the counsel of martial law victims. Photo taken from PCGG website, pccg.gov.ph

Some 7,000 victims of human rights abuses during the Marcos regime may get another $1,000 in compensation from the $10-million settlement agreed on between lawyers of the class suit against the Marcoses and the buyer of a valuable Monet painting believed to be part of the ill-gotten Marcos art collection.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCGG to testify in art theft case vs Imelda Marcos’ ex-aide in New York

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will testify in the art theft and tax fraud case brought against former first lady Imelda Marcos’ former social secretary and confidante in New York.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

She danced while a nation burnt

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos  FILE PHOTO

Was it Oscar Wilde who quipped that one thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about?

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

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 »

PCGG helping US gov’t lawyers prosecute Imelda Marcos’ secretary

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) said Wednesday it had been cooperating with the New York District Attorney’s (NYDA) Office since the middle of last year in connection with the investigation of Vilma Bautista.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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