Marcos critics cry ‘double standard’

By: Glee Jalea Source: The Manila Times The so-called Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has expressed dismay with a Sandiganbayan decision granting former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos temporary freedom after she posted P150,000 bail on Friday. Former First lady Imelda Marcos (R) takes the witness stand during a […]

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How the law caught up with the Philippines’ Imelda Marcos and her stolen millions

Marcos’s conviction on of seven counts of graft for laundering US$231m is unprecedented and provides a glimpse into the gilded lives of the former Philippine first lady and her husband, Ferdinand During their time in power, the couple was raiding the treasury, collecting kickbacks and earning from secretly owned private corporations, then laundering funds into […]

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Amante: Imelda’s foundations

By: Isolde Amante Source: SunStar.com.ph NINE days ago, the Sandiganbayan ordered Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Remedios Romualdez Marcos to spend 42 years and seven months, minimum, up to 77 years in jail. How many days the former first lady does spend behind bars, if at all, is a pending question. Last Friday, the anti-graft court […]

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Imelda Marcos convicted of graft

Source: TheHerald.com.au The Philippines’ anti-corruption court has ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband and former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos, 89, famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, is facing dozens of protracted graft […]

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