Marcos wealth - updates

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The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

No 'historical revisionism' in moves to abolish PCGG – Roque

May 17, 2018 - 4:28 PM

'Wala pong revisionism diyan dahil lahat ng katungkulan ng PCGG, ipagpapatuloy po ng Office of the Solicitor General,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM? Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies there is 'historical revisionism' in moves to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government or PCGG. Malacañang file photo

Poe wants probe into Facebook’s rules on taking down posts

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The senator says ongoing probe into the spread of fake news can cover the recent case of posts on the Marcos wealth compromise deal being taken down

FAKE ‘NEWS.' The Senate is set to hold followup hearings on the proliferation of fake ‘news' online after the first one in October 2017. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Marcos compromise deal, Happiest country, Trump on Kim | Midday wRap

Jan 03, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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No compromise deal with Marcoses yet, Malacañang says

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo says the response to lawyer Oliver Lozano regarding a draft document on the matter is only a matter of courtesy

NO DEAL YET. Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says the draft compromise deal with the Marcoses circulating in social media is a mere submission from lawyer Oliver Lozano.

Exorcising the ghost of the past

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lest we forget, the Marcos family has been scheming in using their assets to lure salivating government officials and other parties into an onerous deal

Anti-Marcos legislators invited to Marcos birth centennial

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Two lawmakers – one a former student activist during the Marcos era and the other the brother of a desaparecido — are invited to the late dictator s birth centennial celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MARCOS HEIRS. The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos invites decidedly anti-Marcos legislators to their patriarch's 100th birthday. File photo from Marcos video

Nene Pimentel: Better for PCGG to recover Marcos wealth

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:29 PM

But the former senate president agrees that a law is needed to facilitate the return of the funds

'Justice must be served': Lawmakers oppose immunity for Marcoses

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they hope President Rodrigo Duterte (right) would 'end' decades of cases against their family. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Reynaldo de Guzman, Mariano, Robredo | Evening wRap

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Immunity for Marcoses? Admit your sins first – Robredo

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Mahirap magpatawad sa isang tao na di naman inaamin yung kasalanan says Vice President Leni Robredo on the government possibly granting immunity to the Marcos family if they return ill gotten wealth

CONFESS BEFORE IMMUNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo answers reporters' questions on September 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte, Kiko, DACA | Midday wRap

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Duterte: If I were Marcoses, I'd return wealth for immunity

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The President wants Congress to craft a law that may include a provision granting the Marcoses immunity from criminal liability once they return ill gotten wealth

Duterte has authority to deal with Marcoses, says Lagman

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Most probably he doesn’t know that he has an existing continuing authority says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

'ALREADY THERE.' An opposition lawmaker says the President already has the power to begin negotiations with the Marcos family. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Gordon, Arnaiz, Duterte | Evening wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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Malacañang awaiting Congress nod to negotiate return of Marcos wealth

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte needs Congress to set parameters of the talks says the Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with birthday celebrant Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, his father former House Speaker Prospero Nograles, the congressman's wife Marga and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during the birthday celebration at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City on September 2, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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Gordon and Trillanes, Revilla, Callamard | Evening wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:23 PM

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We trust Duterte will end decades of cases – Imee Marcos

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Asked if the President s claims that they would be returning their wealth was true Governor Imee Marcos says: Pag usapan na lang ng ating mga abugado

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they hope President Rodrigo Duterte (right) would 'end' decades of cases against their family. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Robredo: ‘Never too late’ for Marcoses to return all ill-gotten wealth

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is hoping that the Marcoses would return all their ill gotten wealth to the Filipino people

ADMIT ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH. Vice President Leni Robredo says the supposed bid of the Marcoses to return money to the government should come with an admission that they stole public funds. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Duterte: Marcos family to return some wealth to gov't

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The President says he accepts the Marcoses explanation for why they kept ill gotten wealth whether or not it is true

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017, reiterates that his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality will remain unrelenting amid all the criticisms hurled against him. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Customs, Treasury missteps in Marcos loot result in possible loss – COA

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

COA requires both bureaus to submit pertinent documents and reports to account for the Marcos loot

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:04 AM

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In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A House bill seeks to make the Solicitor General in charge of the PCGG tasked with recovering the Marcoses ill gotten wealth Solicitor General Jose Calida supported the vice presidential bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr

BACK THEN. Solicitor General Jose Calida is interviewed by Rappler as a member of Alyansang Duterte-Bongbong during the 2016 campaign. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

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Comelec woes, Marcos art collection, total solar eclipse | 12PM wRap

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Super Tuesday, Marcos’ burial, Europe’s refugee crisis | 12PM wRap

Mar 01, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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At 30: PCGG by the numbers

Feb 28, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Did you know that the Presidential Commission on Good Government has recovered P170 45 billion so far?

PCGG-OSG wants to split Marcos wealth case into 5 sub-trials

Feb 26, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The PCGG OSG wishes to split the proceedings into 5 sub trials due to the number of transactions and respondents involved including the Marcos and Romualdez families

Search for Marcos' wealth: Compromising with cronies

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

What the entire world knows after 30 years is a mere fraction and not the entirety of the Marcos loot

Recovering Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth: After 30 years, what?

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The irony – or tragedy – is that despite overwhelming evidence against them not one of the Marcoses and their cronies had spent a day in prison for plundering the nation

What Bongbong Marcos knew of Swiss deposits

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The VP candidate has given conflicting answers on this issue

DICTATOR'S SON. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr speaks during the proclamation of his vice-presidential candidacy in Manila, Philippines, on October 10, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Pope on Zika and contraceptives, Marcos wealth, Toyota | 12PM wRap

Feb 19, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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PH gov't: Declare Marcos, Romualdez estates in default in P5-B case

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Defaulting in a civil case bars a party from presenting its evidence having waived its rights to contest the allegations

WEEPING IMELDA. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda R. Marcos tears up during the one-year anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte. EPA file photo

Marcos wealth, John Paul II ‘intimate letters,’ stegodon tusk | 12PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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PCGG's actions stained with politics – Bongbong Marcos

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:46 PM

The son of the late dictator questions the intensified efforts of the Presidential Commission on Good Government to recover his family s alleged ill gotten wealth now that he s running for vice president

MARCOS WEALTH. The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) was tasked to seize billion of dollars worth of wealth amassed by the Marcos family during the Martial Law.

Gov’t body okays sale of Marcos jewelry Hawaii collection

Feb 13, 2016 - 3:41 PM

The Hawaii collection and two more Marcos jewelry collections are now valued at a conservative estimate of at least P1 billion says the PCGG

RARE FINDS. An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a diamond-studded piece of jewelry seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila on November 24, 2015. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marcos central bank governor to testify on ill-gotten paintings

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Nearly 3 decades after the government is still looking for more than 100 paintings bought by Imelda Marcos using ill gotten wealth

PH gov't wins ill-gotten wealth case vs Marcoses, Alfonso Lim's family

Jan 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED Among the assets awarded to the state – already sequestered by the PCGG – are vast tracts of land in 5 areas worth P511M as of 2006

Bongbong Marcos: Aquino must move on

Oct 28, 2015 - 1:29 AM

Asked if Filipinos already forgot his father s dictatorship and moved forward Marcos said: Siguro yes Ibinoboto kami eh Maybe yes We win elections

'WE'RE ELECTED.' Senator Bongbong Marcos says his family's electoral victory is a sign that Filipinos have moved on from martial law. File photo from Marcos' Facebook page

COA orders PCGG to explain P113M spent from Marcos wealth

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The state auditor says PCGG failed to provide a detailed breakdown of money drawn since 2004

'Joker thought Operation Big Bird too complicated for Cory'

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

In his memoir General Jose Almonte recalls how Executive Secretary Joker Arroyo thought President Corazon Aquino wouldn t understand the details of efforts to retrieve Marcos hidden wealth

MUST-READ. Former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte's memoir will be launched on February 25, 2015.

Marcoses: No basis for court order to confiscate paintings

Oct 08, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The heirs of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos argue that the case on which the forfeiture order is based has been terminated making the writ null and void

Imelda Marcos 'violated' by artwork seizure: lawyer

Oct 01, 2014 - 9:16 PM

She felt really violated that this happened She was really in shock Marcos lawyer Robert Sison says

CROWNED. Former Philippine first lady and current Congress Representative Imelda Marcos is crowned with flowers during her 85th birthday celebration in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines, July 2, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

NBI warns: Don't buy Marcos paintings

Oct 01, 2014 - 8:21 PM

Those who buy the paintings with the full knowledge that government is after them may be charged with qualified theft

CROWNED. Former Philippine first lady and current Congress Representative Imelda Marcos (C) is crowned with flowers during her 85th birthday celebration in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines, July 2, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Philippines seizes art from Marcos property

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The raid comes a day after a special court ruled that eight paintings owned by the widow of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos had been acquired with embezzled state funds

CROWNED. Former Philippine first lady and current Congress Representative Imelda Marcos (C) is crowned with flowers during her 85th birthday celebration in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines, July 2, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Court orders seizure of Marcoses' paintings

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The paintings by Picasso Miro and de Goya among others will be placed in the vaults of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Gov't to seize over P147.5-M Marcos ill-gotten wealth

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:47 PM

The long-disputed Arelma assets are now ordered seized by the state

PH gov't one of many claimants to Imelda Marcos paintings

May 10, 2014 - 9:07 AM

The District Attorney of New York is an innocent stakeholder in the case as the office is holding on to the property as evidence in the criminal case against Bautista

ART COLLECTOR. It is believed that some 200 paintings belonging to the Marcos family remain missing. File photo

PH to file US suit to retrieve Marcos' Monet painting

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:27 PM

But there are more than 150 masterpieces still missing including paintings by Van Gogh Rembrandt Picasso

MISSING WEALTH. The Philippine government is still trying to track down much of the Marcos wealth including paintings by some of the world's greatest painters. File photo from Agence France-Presse