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PCGG: Gov’t, not Marcos victims, owns Monet painting

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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

The Philippine government continues to assert its legal claim to a valuable Claude Monet painting that was the subject of a $10-million settlement between the lawyers of the Marcos rights abuse victims and the buyer of the painting, which is believed to be part of the ill-gotten assets of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: July 21st, 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 »

PCGG to give preliminary findings on Imee Marcos offshore trust in 2 weeks

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Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government will give its preliminary findings on the alleged offshore trust of Ilocos Norte Representative Imee Marcos and her three sons in the British Virgin Islands in two weeks’ time.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in 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 »

For victims, it’s good riddance to PCGG

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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.

Posted: January 6th, 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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