By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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.
The expected demise of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will not be met with any sorrow by the almost 10,000 Filipino human-rights victims abused during Ferdinand E. Marcos’s martial rule, their lawyers said.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
US authorities have seized a fresh cache of dollars, prime New York properties and paintings worth as much as P1 billion believed to be part of the hidden wealth plundered by Ferdinand Marcos during his two-decade rule, the Philippine Daily Inquirer learned Tuesday.
Vilma Bautista served as a personal and confidential secretary of then First Lady Imelda Marcos. She also worked as consular official in the Philippine Mission to the United Nations from 1966 to 1986.
By Jerome Aning
President Aquino and Swiss President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf discussed intensifying trade relations between the Philippines and Switzerland during the two leaders’ bilateral talks held at the sidelines of 9th Asia-Europe Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.