Opposition solons chide Sandiganbayan for granting Marcos bail

By: Ben Rosario Source: Manila Bulletin The Sandiganbayan came under fire Friday as opposition lawmakers slammed its decision to grant bail on convicted former first lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez-Marcos. In separate press statements, critics in the House of Representatives chided the anti-graft court’s ruling as a glaring evidence of “double standard” of […]

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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: Inquirer.net 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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