Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Imelda Marcos conviction and judicial courage

By: ATTY. MEL STA. MARIA Source: Manila Bulletin What are the salient points of the recent Imelda Marcos conviction by the Sandiganbayan? First.  Imelda Marcos  was  convicted of   Section 3 (h) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act making it unlawful for  a public official to  “directly or indirectly have financial or pecuniary interest in […]

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Solon wont’ buy Imelda’s ‘infirmities’ alibi: She partied on night of verdict

By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas Source: Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate on Thursday lambasted Ilocos Norte 2nd Dist. Rep. Imelda Marcos over her “indisposed” and “multiple organ infirmities” alibi to justify her absence at the Sandiganbayan’s promulgation of her graft cases. Zarate was apparently not buying the excuse of the late dictator’s widow, who even partied […]

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Court allows Imelda Marcos to post P150,00 bail

By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu Source: The Sandiganbayan on Friday allowed former First Lady Imelda Marcos to post P150,000-bail and enjoy temporary liberty while the court decides on her motion for leave despite the anti-graft court’s decision convicting her on seven cases of graft. The sum of bail bond was the same amount Mrs. Marcos […]

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Imelda convicted, but why only now?

By: Artemio V. Panganiban Source: Why did it take all of 27 years? Why was she not jailed after being convicted? Why was she granted bail? Why was her ill-gotten wealth not forfeited? Why was she convicted only of graft? Why not of plunder, a nonbailable offense, given the enormous amounts involved? Let me […]

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Source: The Daily Guardian “WHEREFORE, premises considered, this Court finds the accused guilty beyond reasonable doubt…” said the 5th Division  of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. The court convicted the other half of the conjugal dictatorship, Imelda Romualdez Marcos guilty of seven counts of graft late last week. Finally, the long arms of the law have […]

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