Supreme Court: Marcos kids must face wealth case

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The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality its February ruling reinstating the children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as defendants in the government’s P200-billion ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcos family.

The court’s Second Division, however, affirmed the dropping from the charge sheet of businessman Gregorio “Greggy” Ma. Araneta III, husband of Marcos’ youngest daughter, Irene Marcos.

In a one-page ruling issued through deputy clerk of court Teresita Aquino Tuazon, the division said that all issues had been duly considered by the justices and that the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) did not raise “substantial arguments,” adding: “No further pleadings or motions shall be entertained in this case. Let entry of final judgment be made in due course.”

With the finality of the decision, the civil suit against the Marcos children—Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos-Manotoc, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Irene Marcos-Araneta—and their mother, Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos, may proceed in the Sandiganbayan.

The case involves P200 billion of supposed ill-gotten Marcos wealth and covers the alleged use of the sequestered media networks IBC-13, BBC-2 and RPN-9 for the Marcos family’s personal benefit; the alleged use of the Del Soleil Apparel company for dollar salting, and the alleged illegal acquisition and operation of bus company Pantranco North Express Inc. (Pantranco).

Araneta and his wife were accused of conspiring to help President Marcos illegally acquire Pantranco.

The Sandiganbayan, in December 2005, originally ordered the case against Mrs. Marcos to proceed but dropped the cases against her children and Araneta by granting their “demurrer to evidence,” a type of motion to dismiss that a defendant may avail of by claiming that the evidence presented by the prosecution, after it rested its case, was insufficient.

Compulsory heirs

The case was brought to the Supreme Court which, on February 8 this year, ruled that the three Marcos children, being the late President’s compulsory heirs, should be defendants in the case for reversion, reconveyance, restitution, accounting and damages filed against their father.

The court, however, only affirmed the dropping of the charges against Araneta.

The February ruling, penned by Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, also suggested that President Aquino, the Solicitor General and the PCGG investigate the prosecutors assigned to the case.

The court lamented that government prosecutors disregarded procedural rules and failed to present available crucial evidence before the Sandiganbayan, which would have proven the guilt or innocence of the Marcos children as alleged coconspirators in the accumulation of ill-gotten wealth during the tenures of their parents.

The tribunal noted that the prosecutors failed to secure the originals of the documents on which they were supposed to base their case.

In possession

However, although the prosecutors failed to prove that the Marcos children had connived with their parents in accumulating ill-gotten wealth, the high court held that the siblings should remain as defendants.

“Thus, while it was not proven that respondents conspired to accumulate ill-gotten wealth, they may be in possession, ownership or control of such ill-gotten properties or the proceeds thereof as heirs of the Marcos couple,” the court said.

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  • johndcross1

    My patience is stretching sooo thin on the performance of government prosecutors who are acting stupid, or on the dole of the Marcoses.  Palaging palpak ang kanilang ginagawa.  We know for a fact that those ill-gotten wealth accumulated by the Marcoses could not be explained how they acquired it legally.  May suspetsa ako dito sa mga government prosecutors na may lagay ang mga ito dahil ang daming ng kaso laban sa mga Marcoses na nai-dismissed na!  Tama ang decision ng Supreme Court na isama ang mga anak sa kaso sapagkat sila ang nakikinabang sa mga ill-gotten properties.  The cases has taken so long to resolve.  The courts should undertake a marathon hearing on these cases.  Ang buong mamayan ay puno na ang pasensiya!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXTK4GIJKIIAT3BH73DDLCORMI ramil

    ISANG KATUTAK NA KASO!!! HANGGANG NGAYON WALA PARING NAPAPARUSAHAN NI ISA SA PAMILYA O KAMAG ANAK NG MGA MARCOSES….BHOOOOO…..ME NGIPIN BA TALAGA ANG BATAS NATIN????????????? WE NEED RESULTS!!!!!!!

  • johnllander

    Jail imelda!  Sequester all ill-gotten wealth of the marcoses, they’re theives!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Hanggang ngayon wala pa nangyayari sa mga kaso ng mga marcoses…..nasa puwesto na uli sila at si bongbong ay one step away from becoming another marcos as president (sa kung paano paraan hindi ko alam)!………

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    The corrupt Marcoses are to blame for unreasonable delays of their cases. These were done by employment of clever legal tactics and manipulation of the justice system. Marami silang pera kung kaya’t sila ay nakaka-pagbigal din ng lagay sa mga prosecutors at judges na ibinenta rin ang kaluluwa kay Satanas. It is an all out war for these corrupt Marcoses because of the huge amount of loot involved.

    Mga kababayan, huwag nating iboto muli alinman sa mga Marcoses sa national government. Hayaan na lang nating na hanggang Ilokos na lang sila dahil habambuhay na niloloko nila ang mga tao doon na mga uto-uto.

    Let us eradicate corruption in the Philippines!!!
    Ikulong ang mga salarin kagaya ni Imelda Marcos!!!

    • lcl_omn11

      mahirap siguro mangyari yan..hangga’t nasisilaw sa pera mga prosecutors, judges..fake witnesses..yan ang advantage ng maraming pera…maraming rule of law…kahit mga arroyo malabo sigurong maconvict…

  • UrHONOR

    MATAGAL ng DAPAT ginawa ang PAGBEEBEE TAI sa mga TNL na Hi__yup_k na mga yan! HINDI na talaga marunong MAHIYA na pinagpipilitan pa ang kanilang mga sarili sa kabila ng pagka-alam na nilang malaking kasalanang ginawa ni Makoy sa buong bayan.  Pinalalabas pa nila na sila pa ang na-argabiyado sa ginawang pag-sipa sa kanila palabas ng bayan.

    MALAKI din naman ang pagkukulang ng sambayanan dahil pinabayaan nitong makabalik ang mga hin –n-u-pik-pik sa bansa matapos nilang babuyin ang buhay at kabuhayan ng mga mamamayan. KAYA maraming sumusunod sa ginawang pagnanakaw ni Makoy at nahigitan pa marahil ang sugapa sa kagalingan sa pagnanakaww.  Pero 200 billion ay mahirap higitan.  ANAK ng kapu a-pu aha ng mother, e hindi na dapat pang pinatagal yang kasong yan….ipakita muli ng sambayanan ang kamuhian nito laban sa mga anak ni Beelzebub.

  • rod69

    26 years na ah. Bilis-bilisan nyo dyan sa PCGG at OSG at baka manalo pang pangulo ang jr ni makoy. Kung magsalita parang napakalinis at puno ng integridad. Eh ni hindi naman nagbanat ng buto o wala namang sariling negosyo isa na sa pinakamayaman sa kongreso, di pa kasama yung bulto ng itinatagong yaman.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVS4MKYAHNFS6TCFBFGRZNIIGQ Nueva

       what would you expect eh ung mga sequestered audit daw ng pcgg pag nabigyan ang mga staff tapos na lol

  • AsensadongPinoy

    Woah! 200B ilang warship na at Fighter jets na sana meron ang pinas… tsk tsk tsk…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F4LNIUPOWED6RYHDTFQJKKFGDE James

    katapat lang niyan million sa nagsampa ng kaso… wala na, tahimik na… hayyy pinoy.  ngayon sila pa ring matatapang at namamahala ng gobyerno sa ilocos. …  kawawang Juan de la Cruz, walang boses kapag katapat ay PERA….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F4LNIUPOWED6RYHDTFQJKKFGDE James

       gusto lamang ng SC na magkapera… kapag nasuhulan ang mga iyan..tameme na…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WYIHOMXIY3HHQPSTWAQTXHTFJE Juan Luna Ibarrizto

    The Marcos children should return whatever money they have in foreign banks that belongs to the Philippine government. However if the children were to return any money from the foreign banks it will be an acceptance of the fact that : yes –  these funds were taking by the Marcos Sr and his wife Imelda from the coffers of the Philippine government during the illegal presidency  of Marcos Sr. The children will not do anything to add anymore tarnish to their dead father’s legacy, if there is any. There must be a way to avoid that.

    Say, the president of the RP Central Bank is strolling through Geneva and  is approached by a Swiss bank officer and told that a bundle of cash was found of the side walk and it may belong to the Philippine government, and would he be willing to give it back to the Philippine Government? 
    How about that Marcos kids?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      sa panaginip at pelikula lang ito nangyayari

  • Juan1102

    Very Simple…who eventually enjoys the plunder of the plunderer? Yung mga anak ng mga plunderer siyempre. Kanino pa ba mapupunta yung mga kayamanan ng mga magulang??? Bongbong, Irene and Imee as well as Imelda’s grandchildren are basking on the money that ultimately belongs to the country. Ang sarap…bilyong piso…walang kahiraphirap.  

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    No wonder we have a culture of impunity, it has been more than 26 years and they decided just now that the Marcoses children and the wife must be included in the case. Susmaryopes, does that mean we have to wait another 26 years for them to finally make a final decision or do they want these plunderers to make a mockery of the system by getting themselves elected in various high government positions?

  • fasoriamd

    Decision final? What kind of Supreme Court is this? A kangaroo court? First you have a basis in law. The Supreme Court is not supposed to legislate or are they suppose to? How can children be the inheritor of their parent’s or for that matter a father president sins? No wonder a lot of people does not have any more faith at this court.  

    • tarikan

      It’s not ex-Pres. Marcos’ sin per se  that the children inherit. It’s the fruit of the sin. The loot, the riches that were stolen from the govt coffers by the conjugal thieves will be INHERITED by the children if the Supreme Court won’t be able to rule on this case. The SC is not doing any legislation here, what it’s doing is assign legal responsibility to the heirs so that when the time comes (final resolution against them) they are legally bound to return the loot to the government.

      • wakats

        Section 15, Article X1, of the 1987 Constitution, provides that “The right of the State to recover properties unlawfully acquired by public officials or employees, from them or from their nominees or transferees, shall not be barred by prescription, laches, or estoppel.”

  • JJF724

    So while the Marcos childrens enjoying the loot the Government can not recover the billions because it was their Father’s fault?  What about the mother?

    I say that the children can defend it and if they win, they can keep it but they loose then they have to return it.  No punishment for them.

    200 Billion…  who’s going to believe the earn this amount honestly?  This could even just 5% of what they been hiding.

    • tarikan

      If I were you I’d drop the “Filipino/Australian” thing after your code name. Why, your Australian English grammar sucks. I did write you a while back re: grammar, didn’t I?  Well, anyway we live in a free country, sorry, you can do what you want. Pardon me.

      • JJF724

        Mate….  you think you are a better person cause you think you how write better english?  Tell me your opinion about the subject so we know what kind of a person you are… but I already had an idea

      • rising_phoenix40

        Hahaha! Try harder! : )

      • 1sttrol

        Don’t be lazy.  Practice good grammar. 

      • $29483279

        Wait! Guys, not all people in the world are blessed with the ability to write and speak the English language fluently like you. Naiintidihan nasman ang argument niya kahit papaano..Please don’t go to the extent of insult, if I may suggest, as in the near future the English language may be replaced by another more popular ones like Chinese or Japanese.

      • tarikan

        If he was Australian/English challenged, the more reason he should drop that suffix Filipino/Australian. If you were to claim for something gotta back that up with something. He is all bun no beef.

      • 1sttrol

        Tarikan, this guy is hopeless grammar-wise.  But if you can translate his version of english, his comment on this issue somehow makes sense. 

        But on the issue of grammar, only lazy peoples don’ts makes efforts to makes themself understandings. 

      • tarikan

        HAHAHA!  You made my day/night, 1sttrol. Be good. Chow (king?).

    • metpolis

      Bad grammer or not, the point is clear. No Marcos will ever set a foot in jail, guilty or not.

      Fact: The Marcos’ are here to stay as long as people keep voting them in.

      Fact: Corrupted filipino presidents have been around way before Marcos. It is a tradition and an obligation for a president to be corrupted. CORRUPTION IS HERE TO STAY.

      Conclution: I have witnessed at 1st hand corruption and dishonesty at all levels of life in the Philippines, from ex presidents to trafic police to market traders. It’s the way of life here.
      But there is also a lot of good things in the Philippines… if you don’t care about politics.

      Advise: Stay in Australia, enjoy the honest government system there and when you come to the Philippines on holiday to visit family, spend a lot of money…and have a good time.
      Plus I know that Australians are adult enough not to mock a person that does not have perfect command of the english language.

  • $29483279

    The ………….v      e      r      y ……….v       e       r       y……….s       l       o       w…………pace in getting justice to recover the Marcos ill-gotten wealth is not surprising. From the beginning the PCGG has been tainted with corruption with its officers abusing their authorities because of greed. In most other countries, cases like this are resolved in less than 5  years.

    IN THE MEANTIME THE MARCOSES LIVE IN THE SAME LIFE STYLE FINANCIALLY AND POLITICALLY.  WAIT ‘TILL BONGBONG MARCOS  RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.  THIS IS CLEARLY WRITTEN IN THE WALL.

    Only in the benighted Philippines 7101 islands. Inhabited by numbs and blinds.

    The way things have been progressing, expect this to happen in the Maguindanao massacre case too.

    • levis2012

       The MONEY stoled and laundered by these EVIL MARCOSES is the same MONEY they use to BUY JUSTICE.

      • $29483279

        Let’s hope then this will not happen in the Maguindanao case. Or is it already happening kaya usad kuhol ang kaso?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

    ang tagaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal nito, mauubos na lang ang mga marcoses walang pang mangyayari sa mga kasong ito, justice is indeed delayed!

  • manual47

    Justice delayed……justice denied.  Only in the Philippines justice will allow this to happen.  What a pity for most filipinos who has been waiting for so long for justice.  The worst thing about it,  the Marcos family has been doing mockery of the justice system for a very long time.  The filipinos may one day find solace that justice will be served once and for all………

    • bagombong

       It’s not the Marcos people making the justice mockery, kundi ang mga taong naupo pagkatapos mapaalis si Marcos, they always use the Marcoses as a dahilan sa mga kapalpakan nila para they cannot be blame directly, alam nilang walang ganyan
      halaga na kayaman ng mga Marcoses but they have to use it dahil iyan lang ang puwede nilang gawin dahilan para di magalit sa kanila ang taong bayan, kung meron ganyan pera ang mga Marcoses ay dapat nakuha na nila, wala ng power ang Marcos ng matagal, ilan Presidente na ba..ang hacienda luisita naipamigay na ba? hindi rin..kung si Corona hindi napaalis sa puwesto maaring ipamimigay na pero sa pagkawala nya..sa tingin nyo ba ay matutuloy na ipamahagi? no way…

      • manual47

        Are you still on denial after all these years……..will you tighten up your screws a little bit so your brain will try to think a little harder.  Where are you getting your analysis.

      • JK1000

        Idiot Marcos loyalist

      • warpiglets

        stupid yellow retard..

  • les21reago

    Hinde na INTERESADO ang madla sa mga binanggit na KASO….Kung baga lumoang tugtugin na at masakit na sa tainga…ika nga “OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS”…
     

    • bagombong

       biro mo , 30 yrs. na hangga ngayon Marcos pa rin ang dahilan…nakakagalit na, we all accept na we are better during Marcos time than what we are today…period…

      • levis2012

         Anong pinagsasabi mong better si Marcos??? nang umalis si Marcos sa Malacanang, BANKRUPT ang Pilipinas!!! After almost 20 years as Dictator, NA-BANKRUPT ang Pilipinas kay Marcos… Tapos Better – better ka pa dyan.. Tanga ka pa sa pinakaTANGA!!!

      • JK1000

        Idiot ! Saan ang inutang nilang $32 billion ? sinong nagbayad nun ,ang mga filipino.

      • wakats

        Ikaw lang bagombong. Hwag mo kaming isama sa kawalanghiyaan ng mga marcoses na idols mo.

    • JK1000

      Bakit naman ? Dahil sa mga kasong pagnanakaw na yun ay naghirap ang Bayan. Baka isa ka sa mga cronies ni Marcos.

  • angie1875

    Freeze all the assets of the Marcoses whether legal or illegally obtained. Buti nga they did not even have to set 1 foot in jail. 

  • MNLFoodcritic

    THIS IS THE CASE THAT PNOY SHOULD GO AFTER!!!! He should go after the Marcoses with all the passion he gave the CJ and GMA case!!! GMA and CJ are peanuts compared to the Marcoses!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVS4MKYAHNFS6TCFBFGRZNIIGQ Nueva

       bat marcos lang indi ba pwede c Tabaco Ramos kasama diba brenda

      • 1sttrol

        Still peanuts compared to the Marcoses.

  • bagombong

    P200 billion is impossible wealth that they were talking about…saan naman kukunin ang ganyan halaga…itong mga taong habol ng habol sa kayamanan ng Marcos puro na lang salita…kung ganyan halaga ang nakurakot nila eh di sana wala na yung PICC, FOLK ART THEATER at hindi na sana napaganda ang Pinas noon, actually mas maayos ang ksalagayan ng Pinas noon panahon ni Marcos kaysa  sinuman na naging Presidente…ang utang lang ng Pinas sa IMF ay $29 bil. ngayon ay umaabot na sa $350 bil. at ang palitan ng sa $1.00 noon ay P7.50. ngayon nyo sabihin kung mas maganda ngayon kaysa noon…dapat lang na i-eliminate ang taong walang ginawa kundi manggulo at ikulong ang mga politikong walang ginawa kundi manggulo.

    • manual47

      Hah………

    • 12JEM

       Your figures are not correct.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC4FZSEBGFSRT26VSKEH674XNU Estong

      Totoo ka na mas mahirap ang buhay ngayon kaysa panahon ni Marcos.Ang paghihirap ngayon ay resulta ng kabulukan noong panahon ng iyong idolo.

      • simplengmamayan

        weeh.. di nga? 200billion sisiw yan sa government ngayon kano na ba budget natin ngayon matanong kita wag ka bulag trillion n tayo ngayon.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QICF2MWTRF5O6SXRXFW2ZHDVM Gi Kigwa

       manual47 tama ka. na uto talaga ito…

    • $29483279

       Si Bongbong Marcos yata ito. Sinabi ni Bongbong kundi daw napatalsik ang tatay niyang diktador eh sana daw parang Singapore na tayo. Pweeh. Iba ang paghihirap noong panahon ng diktadurya: Paghihirap ng loob at paghihirap ng bulsa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      $1.00:P7.50? Kaya na bankrupt yung Central bank kasi sa Binondo black market na kontrolado din nila $1.00:P36.00 na umaabot noon tapos ilalabas nila pa hongkong tuloy switzerland he he he.  Nung mapatalsik so Macoy lumabas yung totoo sa “free market” kaya ngayon nawala na yung “binondo central bank” kasi di na kumita. 

  • http://twitter.com/JuanTamadachij Juan Tamadachij

    “The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality its February ruling reinstating the children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as defendants in the government’s P200-billion ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcos family.”

    Justices of the SC do not flip-flop again, most specially on this issue..

  • bagombong

    P200 bil. saan naman nila nalaman na may ganyan kalaking pera ang mga Marcoses..kung hindi kayo taga-Ilocos, marami kayong sasabihin na nakaw ang mga Marcos…pero kung taga Ilocos ka, alam mong may kaya sa buhay ang mga Marcos dahil wala pa sa Politics si Marcos noon ay mayaman na sila…pero yun P200 bil. na nakaw at hakahaka na lang ng mga galit sa Marcos…kung meron silang pera na ganyan, noon pa ay nakuha ng gobyerno natin, sa dami na ang naging Presidente ni isa walang nagsasalita at nagsasabi na kunin natin yun P200 billion ng mga Marcoses…ang mga tagapagsalita ay mga korte lang at mga aktibista…kaya walang nababanggit na ganyan halaga ng mga naging Presidente ay dahil alam nilang walang ganyan pera na nakatago…itanong nyo si Salonga dahil sya ang unang yumaman pagkaalis kay Marcos. marami kayong salita pero di nyo tignan ang mga life style yun mga nagsasabing may P200 bil. si Marcos…ginagawa lang kayong mga katawatawa kung paniniwalaan nyo sila, alam kasi nilang madaling mauto-uto ang mga filipino at madaling ibaling ang isipan natin kung Marcos na ang usapan…

    • manual47

      kasama ka na doon……nauto

    • vinzerx

      The concept of overseas Swiss account eludes you. Pathetic, because the idea has been around for the longest time, even before Macoy came into power in Ilocos. It won’t hurt to use your mind sometimes, really.

    • RHumabon

      Head of Government: Ferdinand MarcosCountry/Term of Office: President of Philippines, 1972-86 Allegedly Embezzled: $5 billion to $10 billionGDP Per Capita: $912Source: Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2004

      • simplengmamayan

        nice alleged nman pala..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LXDFX4QSEES5YCWQHY2LCTYMV4 arai

      mayaman nuon paman si marcos?/?,nagpapatawa ka @bagombong,dimo ba alam na ang kitchen ni marcos noon ay “banggera”sa ilocos.

    • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

      to bagombong (siguro si bongbong marcos to)

      P200B sounds about right for twenty years of  non-stop plundering.

      You chose to be  blind so not much  I can do but Ican tell you one thing: Truth will set you free. 

  • UrHONOR

    TAPOS na ang pangyayaring ito at wala ng magagawa pa sa nakaraang panahon.  Pero hung nagkaroon ng revolutionary government nung panahon ni Cory, sana…sana lang naman…. ginawan na ng soultion yang usaping yan para wala ng lega-legal pang usapang pangpatagal lamang ng proseso.  Parang yong ginawa sa Malacanang na pinag-tatadyakan ang mga nakitang mga nakaw ng mga Marcos, tanda ng pagka-muhi at galit ng sangbayanan sa mga first-class na MAGNA.  Wala ng hearing-hearing pa.  Na-ihelera na sana ang lahat ng kasangkot sa pagnanakaw sa bayan…yong mga hindi nakatakbo…..na-ihelea na sanang lahat yon sa Luneta at ginawa yong ginawa ni Marcos kay Lim Seng noon.  SONA, wala na tayong problema sa mistulang aali-aligid na mga masasamang-loob….naghihintay lamang ng tamang pagkakataon para maka-banat na naman!

    KUNG na sa piling lamang natin si Andy Boni ngayon…. ay sya, lilipad ang mga natigbas na ulo sa himpapawid.  Ano kaya ang nararapat na gawin para gisingin muli ang diwa’t damdamin ng mga kabayan, bukod sa ginagawa na ni PNoy at ang kanyang pamahalaan?  Hindi kaya ni PNoy at ang kanyang opisyales upang LINISIN at WALSIN ng malinis-na-malinis ang bayan…..tayo, tayong lahat na BOSS ng pamahalaan ang higit na na may kapangyarihan upang ma-ipasatupad ang pagpapalis ng CANCER ar TUMOR ng bayan.  WAG na natin patagalin pa ang TNL na pagsingil sa mga KRIMINAL na maliwanag pa sa kislap ng ulo ni Wally ang katotohanan.  Tulad ng mga kaso ng  AMPATUANs,  si BOLANTE, ARROYOs, MARCOSes, ESTRADA, atmpb na hindi na naman kailangan pang dumaan sa mahabang proseso dahil kitang-kita ng lahat ang ebidensya….parang Royal Tru-Orange noon…. ihelera kaagad ng hindi na pamarisan.  Napipiho ko na yong gustong sumunod sa yabag nila at mag-iisip ng maraming ulit bago sila gumawa ng hakbang sa pagsunod.  Kaya walang nangyayari, at marahil mangyayari, sa lifetime ng marami para makita nila ang pagsikat ng araw sa malinis na bayan ay dahil hinahayaan lamang ng mga kabayan ang ginagawang pagBABABOY sa kanila ng mga kapwa nila.  

    THOSE who are afraid to die for their country are not fit to live, ‘ika nga.

  • muddygoose

    And yet we keep on voting them into office…

    • warpiglets

      kasi gusto sila ng mga mamamayan at yung naranasang ang buhay na matiwasay nun panahon ni marcos. pero nun kinuha ni cory yun pwesto umangat ba buhay mo? WALA AS IN NGANGA. now yun anank nyang abnoy ang presidente lalong NGANGA..

      • muddygoose

        It’s not about Cory vs. Marcos Kung palpak si Cory, palpak siya. Ang point si Marcos maraming pinatay, maraming ninakaw, linubog tayo sa utang, pinasok sa pulitika ang military, bumili ng bulok na nuclear powerplant, at marami pang iba. Ang point di natututo ang Pilipino.

  • Fulpol

    connivance to accumulation of ill-gotten wealth?

    they should present solid evidence, since the children held no public office during the term of their parents.

    they possessed the ill-gotten wealth?

    again, they should present solid evidence, showing that the children held the fortune in their hand or account. they should impose power to foreign banks in getting information like what they did to Corona during the impeachment. Will the Philippine government able to request information to foreign banks regarding bank accounts of the children of the former dictator?

    • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

      Whether an evidence is solid or not is a matter of opinion by the court. Kaya nga kailangan ng hearing e, baliw ka ba?

      The reason they were re-instated or maintained as defendants is because they took the place of their dictator father or husband, them being in possession of ill-gotten wealth by virtue of succession.

  • freedom_of_navigation

    Philippine Congress must take over the investigation.

    • 1sttrol

      For political grandstanding? 

      There’s already a huge backlog of pending bills due to the Impeachment case, which resulted to a conviction.  But where was the sentence?  Some of the pending bills, an example of which is the Sin Tax Bill, could have already benefitted the people.

      • wakats

        Tigok ka talaga at tila yata absent ka sa sentencing.  The penalty, as provided in the Constitution, is removal from office.  Any criminal or civil case emanating from the evidence unearthed would be within the province of the appropriate courts.

        getz mo? 

    • kismaytami

      Huwag na, wala ring mangyayari riyan. Baka pagkakitaan pa yan ng mga senatong at tonggressman.

  • marciano3rd

    Now we know hy Bongbong Marcos voted “NOT GUILTY” for Corona!

  • levis2012

    Mga magnanakaw yang mga Marcoses na yan.. Dapat nyan nasa KALABOSO, hindi sa Senado at Konggreso!!!

  • nti_boohaya

    Eto po ang kwentong barbero:  Kung napatunayan nga na may ganyang kalaking halaga ng mga anak ni apo Marcos, tiyak ng parokyano ko na ibabalik lang yan kapag naidistribute na rin sa mga magsasaka ang hacienda Luisita.    

    • gikiness

      talangka, sa barber shop ka kasi mahilig tumambay kaya limited lang ang iyong nalalaman

      • nti_boohaya

        opo mga parokiyano ko rito ay mga pangkaraniwang tao lamang once na nasa loob sila ng shop kahit sa habang pananon ay napanood natin sila sa magkabilang panig ng nakaraang impeachment trial.  come to the shop, open up any topic and find out the breadth and depth of knowledge that my “tambays” have.  very limited lang po dahil kanya kanyang expertise and that we are humble enough to admit na limitado lang ang aming nalalaman.  

      • gikiness

        hindi napagtataka kung bakit hanggang ngayon ay may nag iidol pa rin kay marcos. ako mismo ang nakakita kung paano brinainawash ni Marcos ang mamamayan lalo na sa probinysa. Bayaran ang mga radio commentators, puro kasinungalingan na achievements kuno ni Marcos ang ipinasok nya sa mga pobre sa probinsya na transistor radios lang ang gamit. Sukang suka ako sa mga pinagsasabi ng bayarang dj ng AM station na iyon sa Leyte. Ang mga pobre sa bundok ay ganun na lang ang paghanga kay Marcos dahil sa mga kaninunngalingang ibinulid ng mga bayaran nyang commentista sa radyo.

        Ang sabi nga ni Lee Kwan Yew sa kanyang memoir:

        “The Philippines had a rambunctious press but it did not check corruption. Individual pressmen could be bought, as could many judges. Something had gone seriously wrong.” Ang something na kanyang tinutukoy ay ang pambababoy ni Marcos sa Pilipinas na hanggang ngayon ay naging malalang cancer na ng lipunan.

      • nti_boohaya

        marami man tayong resources at mga matatalino at talentadong pinoy, pero hangat di mapalitan ang cultura sa pulitika ay di tayong maging malaysia, singapore o korea. por ejemplo, mga bansang yan ay di pwedeng umiksena sa gobierno ang mga dayuhan gaya ng mga intsik at indians.  pangalawa, mga mandarambung na opisyales sa mga bansang binanggit mo po ay binibitay o binibilanggo at kinakastiga.  dito, sinasanto at lalong lalong hinahalal.  sabihin na natin na nagumpisa ang mga kurakot kay marcos, e mga galamay niya ay sila ngayon ang kingmakers.  pangalawa po, ay mga ‘tambay” sa barbero ay may mga descenteng karera pero pabanjing banjing pa rin sila.  sa mga bansang binanggit mo po ay trabaho kung trabaho pero good time naman kung good time. di pwedeng good time sa oras ng trabaho.  

        ganun pa man, sir, ako po ay umaasa at nagtitiwala na ang pilipinas with all her ills, will be a much better place to live in now and in the future.  hindi porque pinoy ako yan ang aking pananaw pero isa ako sa marami na naniniwala sa gawang pinoy, solosyong pinoy at buhay pinoy!

      • gikiness

        sa pinas lang nakakalusot ang excuse na may “sakit” ang mga corrupt politicians. Tingnan mo si Gloria, noong kinakasuhan, kung ano anong life threatening na sakit ang idinadahilan at naka wheelchair pa. Ngayong malaya na temporarily, nakapagpaspa na at kung saan saan na naglalamyierda

        Again, from the memoirs of Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew:

        “The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a
        soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like
        Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over twenty years, still
        be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot
        have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return
        and engage in politics. They supported the winning presidential and
        congressional candidates with their considerable resources and
        reappeared in the political and social limelight after the 1998 election
        that returned President Joseph Estrada.”

      • gikiness

        hindi ko alam kung narealize mo ang quality ng buhay na dapat na tinatamasa ng bayang pilipino kung naging mabuting lider lamang si Marcos. Ang Singapore ay napakaliit na bansa, ni wala silang natural resources na panggagalingan ng kita nila pero isa sila sa pinakamaunlad na bansa sa Asia.

        Pangalawa ang economiya ng pinas sa Asia bago umupo si Marcos bilang presidente. 20 years after maging sya ang presidente, more than $26,000,000 ang naging utang ng Pilipinas sa international banks. Lumubog ang pinas sa utang ni Marcos na di napakinabangan. Marami ang walang trabaho at ang pinas ay naging importer ng OFWs, labag man iwanan ang mga mahal sa buhay ay wala silang magawa kailangan kumita ng pera sa labas ng bansa na hindi makita sa bayang pinas.

        Kung hindi kinurakot ni Marcos at cronies ang kaban ng bayan, disin sana’y gaya rin tayo ng mga Malaysians, Singaporeans, Koreans na mariwasa ang buhay at hindi kailangang mag abroad kumita lang ng pera. Mas mayaman ang ecomoniya natin sa kanila bago pa lang umupo si Marcos noong dekada 60’s. Kung namaintain lamang ni Marcos ang economiya natin, wala sanang mga tambay sa barberya at lahat ay busy sa kanya kanyang trabaho, may kanya kanya rin tayong condo unit, hindi yung mga squatters lang walang matirhan dahil walang trabaho.

        Hay naku, parang movie ni James Stewart sana na “Its a Wonderful life” kung hindi nag exist si Marcos.

  • JK1000

    Dapat ikulong ang mga iyan, kailanan man ay hindi sila humingi ng tawad sa ginawa nilang kawalang hiya sa Bayan. Naghihirap ang Bayan ngayon dahil sa kanila at kanilang mga cronies. Enrile, Escudero, Recto, Erap Estrada, Danding Cojuangco, Ernesto Maceda, Kit Tatad, Mayor Cuneta, Dick Gordon at iba pang mga magnanakaw na nakinabang noon panahon nila. $32 Billion ang iniwan nilang foreign debt.

  • wakats

    Good news to the Sambayanan and bad news to the magnanakaw na marcoses who are unashamedly flaunting their inherited ill-gotten wealth, especially the horrendous imeldific attempts to shed 20 years of her age just to look young & attractive.

    For imelda, bongbong, imee and irene, the time of reckoning has come – it’s payback time – the alleged P200 billion loot, if proven by Ombudsman Morales, could be used to buy naval armaments for our pathetic navy on its heroic assignments to deter the chinese annexation of our western territories.

    The prosecutors in 2005 were bribed to deliberately disregard the procedural rules and dismally failed to present AVAILABLE  crucial evidence that could have proven the guilt of the marcos children.  The good Supreme Court has ordered the investigation of the said prosecutors for connivance, ignorance of law, possible disbarment, etc.

    To PNoy, please prove to us that  CRIME DOESN’T PAY… 

       

    • warpiglets

      hahaha NGANGA rin yang commento mo.. kala mo malinis ang mga cojuangco-aquino?? muno ka ketdi laglag..

      • wakats

        Si PNoy and his DAANG MATUWID, malinis pa rin after 2 years in Malacañang.

        Si gma na idol mo – 2 weeks pa lang naka-upo nangurakot na….

      • 1sttrol

        Really? Are the BIR, BOC and other Executive departments now clean?  Is there no more pork barrel in the Legislative branch? Was Corona convicted?  What the heck are you smoking?

      • wakats

        If you have the goods on them – by all means, bring them out and not dakdakdakdakdak lang. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        Di idemanda mo rin pagkatapos ng termino niya mag ipon ka na rin ng ebidensiya.

        Samantala papanagutin na yung dapat managot ngayon.  Kung dalawa ang magnanakaw at nahuli na yung isa ikulong na agad hindi yung pakakawalan mo kasi may magnanakaw pang nasa laya.  Hala, nganga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GM34K3VEVOJ2CKWHOJUHNZAFBY dipakosigurado

    as much as I hate Marcos, in retrospect, I will agree that Marcos is FAR BETTER than what we have now….especially with the ongoing conflict with China…this would not have happened under Marcos…and the impending Bangsamoro substate…this is a big NO-NO!

    Walang kakuwenta-kuwenta mula noong EDSA1…could this have been a mistake for us…?

    • Pablo Juan

      That’s a very shallow analysis.. China in the 70s is nowhere near the powerhouse it is now.  Pare, marcos and co.. emptied our treasury and his heirs have not even began paying for the billions salted away or laundered in companies here and abroad.

    • Wei888

      Marcos was far better? Corruption was his only legacy. It started with him and now its unstoppable. That’s the problem everyone who’s in power wants to be a Marcos.

      • JK1000

        Idiot !

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MISUWKT65BF23JNKAOPO7FIDQ Alleah

       Buti ka pa, MALINAW ang mata mo.. Yung mga Yellow Zombies, nasa estado parin ng ‘Emperor’s New Clothes ni ABNOY! Mga nagbubulag-bulagan sa katotohanan na ang EDSA 1 ay isang Malaking EPIC FAIL!

      • kismaytami

        Epic fail ng dalawang tsekwa, si cory cojuangco at jaime sin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        The two have succeeded, you are part of the failure.  You can clean pigs all you want, but once you let them go they will come back to frolicking in the mud. Pigs have no ability to appreciate pearls either.

      • kismaytami

        Right, the two chinks have succeeded in brainwashing people like you.

        You’re right about pigs too, you can’t change their behavior of loving the mud, much more like people like you loving those two chinks.

      • JK1000

        Ikaw naman nagbubulag bulagan. hahaha

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Marcos with fake WW2 medals cannot even fight Malaysia for the Sabah land when Malaysia was almost down and out.  His best effort resulted in the Jabidah massacre (killing his own troops?) which give rise to the MNLF rebellion of the Bangsamoro people.  Come to think of it, most of the problems we have now is the result if the Marcoses’ twisted minds – decline of the AFP (we were the best in Asia before he took over), Bangsamoro rebellion, NPA’s (before he was thrown out NPA strenght was 25000+ from the few dozen in the early 70’s), bad economy (Central bank was bankrupt when he left).  Pag di ka sigurado tahimik na lang.

    • kismaytami

      I thought so, and the first 2 EDSAs seem like something propagated by Padre Damasos to keep Filipinos from living better lives, and keep donations coming to their churches.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        … keep Filipinos from living better lives, and keep donations coming to their churches.

        Where’s the logic there?  Poorer Filipinos can give more to the church? EDSA’s failure is you personified, you have learned the opposite of the lesson of that day.

      • kismaytami

        You’re right, those two EDSA’s failed me horribly. My family got poorer during the first, while the second cost me my college education.

        You, Jose? What have you learned? I can smell you’ve been brainwashed not just once, not just twice, but thrice.

    • JK1000

      Idiot ! get sober

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MISUWKT65BF23JNKAOPO7FIDQ Alleah

    Mga YELLOW ZOMBIES, nagsasayang na naman kayo ng Government Resources para i-convict ang mga Marcos.. WALA KAYONG KADALA-DALA, ilang taon nakaupo si Cory-kong, Ramos, at ngayon ABNOY, Ni Hindi niyo na prove Guilty beyond reasonable doubt!

    • JK1000

      Ok lang basta makulong ang mga magnanakaw ng Bayan, Isa ka ba sa kanila ?

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Heto na, heto na, heto na, haaa . . .

    Heto na naman ang ganti-gantihan. Ang walang katapusang benggansya ng Pamilyang Aquino’t Cojuangco.

  • watchdoglang

    As soon as the government retrieve the ill gotten wealth  of the Marcos these remnants Marcoses will no longer be able to buy votes from the Filipino people and be elected again. The only reason they were able to stay in power it’s because they have so much money still, the ill gotten wealth they raped from the Filipino people for nearly three decades of corrupt governance. The younger generations does not seem to know what these Marcoses did to the Philippines during the dictatorship era.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MISUWKT65BF23JNKAOPO7FIDQ Alleah

       Yes, Philippines was SECOND to Japan during Marcos! and NOW where are we??

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        You should have make it clearer this way:  Yeah, Philippines was second to Japan when Marcos started his term, now where are we?  Ah yes, Philippines was bankrupt when he left…

      • ruiznelli

        Haha, as if your REDEEMER Cory-kong made a difference!!? No wonder, idiots like you should start campaigning for Kris in 2016!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        You cannot even recognize a simple logic but you have the temerity to say idiot, are you looking at the mirror or what? Macoy put the country in a deep sh**hole, it doesn’t mean that we will be at ground level at the instant that Cory took over – you expect that and rightly so, you are an idiot.

        Add to that Erap and Arroyo’s tenure and we cannot even claw back to the surface, add to that the real idiots like you trying to be smarta** and the effort becomes almost impossible.

      • $27317632

        Correction! the Philippines is second to Japan when Mr. Macapagal turned over the reign of power to Marcos. And next ang Pinas ay nagkasakit, nabulok at lubusan ng nabaon!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZDAQGTF2U6IT2ZL22ZR7OBW354 Gurong

    Good job Supremme Court!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mugendrift Jeremy John Salinel

    its about time! get imeldific on a cage while she can still njoy it- – hohohoo!!

  • I_am_a_citizen_of_the_world

    Gone are the days when those who hold in power are above the law. Now is the time to claim what is due to every oppressed, robbed and corrupted Filipino. Now is the era of a new Philippines willing to stand for what is right and just, truthful and pleasing to the eyes of your God. (if you have one)

    This a generation not of TRAPOS, not of DAMASOS, not of BULLYS.

    Bring it on supreme court!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4GAGU3D2OUBWCKFB3WUWTALDXU Brahman

    Di lang naman mga Marcoses ang magnanakaw, marami na rin ngayon sa gobyerno at mga nakaupo sa Senado at Congress. Pati nga barangay kapitan, SK, at mga lokal at national na nakaupo puro magnanakaw na rin. Sabagay, sabi nga ni Quezon na mas gustohin pa nyang mapatakbo ng mga Pilipino ang Pinas na parang impierno keysa langit sa ilalim ng mga Kano, kasi raw maaayos pa ng mga mamumuno ang impiernong kalagayan ng bansa, kaso la namang naayos pala buhat nang lumayas mga Kano, lalo pang naging impierno.

  • Gerald Abueva

    It will take another Haydee Yorac to recover the Marcos loot. But she’s gone and there’s no one to fill her shoes. And the Marcoses did well the last few decades to cover their tracks. Let’s be realistic in our expectations.

  • usaf9

    Good job SC. We will no longer proceed with our plan to impeach all the remaining Corona and Arroyo cronies in the SC. Your decisions against the Marcos heirs and the JBC compositions are  laudable. Reinvent your besmirched reputations and cure your ” wounded ” images and you’ll stay there until you retire.    

  • lukecowboy

    bravo…clap clap clap sa wakas for a long decade makakasuhan na ang mga marcoses . sana mapunta na perang yan sa kaban ng bayan pambili ng millitary hardware.
     

  • dequis

    iyan kasi bongbong sumasama ka kasi kay miriam at joker sa botohan sa impeachment, di magdusa ka ngayon. sabagay involving money iyan natural sa inyo pinamana ang kinulimbat na perang iyon panagutan ninyo ngayon. kaila pa kasi kayo nang kaila eh, pinagnakawan nyo naman talaga ang kaban bayan, inilubog nyo pa kaming lahat sa utang. 

  • $17531445

    If the prosecutors in this case would be like those in the impeachment of Corona, the ex-president would rolling with laughter in his grave.

    • kismaytami

      Plus, they will be found guilty, but can still keep the loot. Now, that’s what you call just-tiis in PH.

  • Jazzeroo

    Well it is about time…this has gone on long enough and surely these so called ‘kids’ are not kids anymore not to know the evil and corruption Ferdie and Imelda perpetrated on this land and its people. You have to be blind.
    A lifetime of dubious freedom from arrest and accountability, these ‘kids’ have certainly benefited from the wealth the tyrant Marcos has accumulated, even becoming politicians themselves. (How absurd is that)
    The interest earned and compounded alone from those years would have been more than enough to fund their very opulent lifestyles and for that they owe this country.
    If these ‘kids’ have the least sense of right and decency, they should endeavor to return what is not theirs and rectify the wrongs from its theft. 
    They shouldn’t have to be dragged to court screaming and proclaiming innocence and continue to live the lie that their name is not sullied and demeaned by their inaction.

    Perhaps the bishops could help by saying prayers for the quick resolution and restitution……Someday pigs will fly.

  • eirons1043

    The easier part (although it took more than 10 years) of making the marcos siblings and mrs. marcos as defendants being the compulsory heirs is done.  The hardest part is if the prosecutors has the patriotism and competence in the trial (assuming that the justices have not yet been bribed) as for sure the defense team of the marcoses will surely have the purely legal competence of a serafin cuevas and estelito mendoza combined. Only the watchful eye of Noynoy can prevent the ampatuan slowness of the marcos cases.

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Why is this a CIVIL suit, not a criminal one?

    Anybody wanna tell me why?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Most probably because the perpatrator is dead and as noted in the article there is scant evidence of conspiracy with regards to the heirs.  However, no one should benefit of the fruit of a crime or illegal act, it should go back to the rightful owners. Civil suit will recover the monies for the people, the fruit of Macoy’s crime. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther

    DAPAT IMBESTIGAHAN ANG SALN AT INCOME TAX RETURNS NG MGA ANAK NI MARCOS AT PATI NA SI IMELDA FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS. YUNG MGA JUDGES AT PROSECUTORS NA HUMAWAK NA ITO AY DAPAT ILAHAD NILA ANG KANILANG SALN. DAPAT AY HAWAKAN NA NG SUPREME COURT ITO DAHIL NAPAKATAGAL NA ANG MGA KASONG ITO.

  • jiroarturo

    Yan na ang karma ng mga anak ni Marcos. 

  • Vernon UK London

    Clearly this is a punishment to Marcos’ kin on his vote on the CJ’s case.

    I don’t think the children should be punished /be defendants for the wrong doing of their parents.

    Logic: If your father steals and gets killed. You will be charged of stealing? Just because you so happen to drive the car that he stole?

    Of course, NOT!

    The Philippines is going to the dogs.

    This govt will bend every principle, any philosophy, any moral conscience and righteousness, to advance its vengeance.

    Why can’t the govt fix the China issue and the economy, first and foremost, before these childish tantrums continue at the expense of the tax payers.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Just a question for you:  If somebody stole your family’s heirloom and the thief died during a shootout in his house during a follow up operations by the cops, will you be happy enough to leave the loot to the thief’s family? 

      The thief died for it anyway, unlike Marcos who died still trying to keep the loot unreacheable to the Filipino people.

    • http://twitter.com/lifeinsuranceph Willeus Acuna

      There is a historical precedent. When the Nazi’s stole valuable art owned by some Jewish families, some of these art objects were eventually reclaimed by the descendants  of the original owners from the descendants of the original thieves.

      We are not talking about crime per se, but of stolen property. If you steal 10 Billion Pesos then immediately commit suicide, that does not mean that your children now owns a single cent of the billions you stole.

      This is not an indication that the Philippines is going to the dogs. In fact, it is an indication that the Philippines is becoming more mature, by taking back properties in the hands of private individuals that were illegally amassed using public money.

    • Jazzeroo

      There is something not right about the logic you present as the premise is wrong for a start…and it is not even logical nor lawful.
      However you see it,  it is not right for anyone to profit from the proceeds of crime and this is universal even in the UK and anywhere else except here in this blessed but cursed land. You should know that and if you didn’t, you should as befitting your name.

      Now you might think the reasons are petty for the prosecution of this long standing injustice as it seems you have not shaken off your prejudices… but since you are so distant from this country from the inference of your name, you really have nothing to worry about….do you?

      • bagombong

         So, you believed that they have P200 billion deposited, wow that is a lot money, only fools are to believed , with such of money they should have confiscated already for 30 yrs.Ginagawa lang tayong bobo ang mga lawyer na ito…if you think Hacienda Luisita will be distributed to the farmers, mga lokoloko talaga kayo..that won’t happened.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        If the coco levy alone is now worth 130B, can the loot from 20 years of plunder be lesser?  Who is now fooling who? Ginagawa talaga tayong bobo ka ba.

        Isoli na nila agad yung 200B habang di pa naiilawan yung tinubo, yun ang kanilang ibulsa LOL!

      • JK1000

        Hindi ka naniniwala dahil hindi ka pa tao noon panahon ni Marcos, wala ka pang alam sa mga pagnanakaw nila.

      • Vernon UK London

        Did you hear or read the guilty verdict that Mr Marcos committed the crime?

        Noh?

        So straighten up your facts before you make some illogical statements.

    • JK1000

       Idiot !  It shows that you’ve been away for a long time that’s the reason why you’re so out of touch. your idols, the marcosses raped the filipino people for more than two decades,and call this “childish tantrums”  for going after these thieves ? When your idols, the marcosses left the palace the country inherited $32 billion in debts.

      • Vernon UK London

        Should I call you a moron to make my point? Who said the Marcoses are my idols? I was only stating my opinion based on the present circumstances, if you can’t accept it, find someone else to insult because it only shows how a moron and idiotic you are.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

      Excuse me! The children are not being charged.  The proceedings will be on recovery of ill gotten wealth.  The children are getting involved because they were the heirs of the ill gotten wealth, they are in possesion of what is not theirs.  The penalty is not prison but return of those wealth.  Understand what you are talking about please!

      • Vernon UK London

        You are not excused. You missed the whole point. Read my message again so you will see what I was trying to say.

        The govt obviously could not prove the goods were stolen, hence the case or cases still pending in the courts.

        So before you make grand sweeping statements, read all the facts.

    • metpolis

      Your moral compass need fixing Vernon.
      Stealing is wrong.
      To conciously receive stolen goods is wrong.
      Anything associated with stealing is wrong.
      Nothing can make stealing justifiable.

      Here is what’s right:
      Do not steal.
      If you receive stolen goods, return to the owner and report the crime to the correct authority.

      It’s not rocket science to be honest but it’s easier to be a rocket scientist than to be an honest person.

      I disagree with JK1000. You haven’t been away long enough to learn the simple principles of right and wrong.

      • Vernon UK London

        Huh? Who are you to lecture me? Did you read my message properly? Are you dumb? Did I say stealing not wrong? What I said, you cannot blame /charge somebody else just because their father (allegedly) stole from the coffers of this country. Kasalanan ng ama ay hindi kasalanan ng anak o asawa. Tinatagalog ko na para maintindihan mo.

      • metpolis

        Im sorry if insulted you. Im just another guy trying to live an honest life. But I just wanted to point out that receiving stolen goods is wrong, so i had to say that stealing in general is wrong, to make receiving stolen good wrong. Unfortunately your comment suggest that receiving stolen goods is not the responsiblity of the receiver (please correct me if I am wrong about this line).

        I think the news article suggest that as the benificiary of the (alleged) stolen wealth, they share a responsibily for accepting the (alleged) wealth. Therefore if there was a crime commited, then they must also stand for it.

        Who knows, maybe they will not be found guilty and the billions they have is just a good hard days work, like the rest of us.

      • Vernon UK London

        Let the govt prove that the father stole the money, so instead of charging the remaining heirs of Mr Marcos, it should charge the ESTATE of the Marcoses.

        If Marcos is proven guilty then it is proper to return what he took to the govt.

        So I suggest that before “pointing out that receiving stolen goods is wrong”, prove it first that they were stolen. If they were already proven, then there is no reason for the govt to continue leeching on them. The govt should instead, freeze and confiscate all the assets.

        Again, only if proven guilty.

      • metpolis

        Im sorry again.
        But I thought that it was an obvious chain:

        1a: stolen goods
        2a: passing stolen goods

        1b: goods
        2b: passing goods.

        1c: stolen goods
        2c: passing goods

        1d: goods
        2d: passing stolen goods

        You believe in b is the truth. But in your original statement that you suggest that c is correct. If you stated that b is correct in the first place. then I would not have made the same comment in the begining.

        In my original comment to your original comment, I did not accuse nor suggest anyone of stealing anything. I just tried to make a point that stealing is wrong. Which you appear to argee with….but only if you get caught.

  • What, Me worry?

    Just give it back to the people and stop acting like you’re innocent it’s insulting. Your father was the smart guy not you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

    Just right! In Singapore a big amount of money is in the name of bong bong Marcos deposited at the bank.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    plain and simple vindictiveness! typical of a inutile administration who is always blaming somebody else for there fault! what do you expect, abnoy does not have the etiquette to hold his tongue lashing in an important occasion. those who want the marcoses convicted why not present your evidence if not shut your mouths. imbeciles!

    • Michael Paras

      What does this have to do with the president? The news was about the Supreme Court. This just shows how most of the critics of the president don’t even know the difference between the judicial and executive branches of our government. You calling other people imbeciles is quite an irony there. Also, there were tons of evidence presented against the Marcos regime that showed they were culpable of the more serious accusations directed at them. Do a simple search on Google. Please.

  • indiots

    di ba lahat na sa PCGG na? PCGG na seguro ang dapat tanungin kung ano na ang ginagawa nila.

    bakit single out ang mga marcoses? dapat from the latest na nagsipagyaman hanggang sa dulo ng pinakamalayo na back to the time of aguinaldo.

  • indiots

    unahin n’yo si arroyo kung saan napunta ang mga naglalakihang unliquidated amount of funds sa kanyang administration.

  • JK1000

    Ikulong ang mga magnanakaw na mga iyan, kasama na ang kanilang mga cronies.

    • Vernon UK London

       Isama pati ang mga Cojuanco

  • bakitkailangan

     Plain and simple! P200 B is a lot of money that came from our countrymen, babies, adolescents, children and adults who died under the Marcos regime. His family pillage and and rob all of us with wanton disregard of human lives, so with the Arroyo family.

    You might still be a “baby” at that time, so stop acting like a “cry baby’ and grow up.

     It takes a while before we will be able to see hope beyond the horizon. They have to gather old evidence and facts to prove the case and with the way the justice system in our country moves, we may not be able to see it.

    Do not incite pathetic, insidious comments because most of us are gullible, and that is what the media thrives into to sell their stories.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6K2F3JO2ZWNULVFQ3YZD7EHU2Y Robert Delamor

    (Sharing lang po ito sa totoong Buhay) simula ng pinanganak ako hanggang ngayon sa edad kong 43 anyos wala akong naging reklamo sa gobyerno. dahil nun pa man wala ni isang kandidato na naiboto ko. dahil bata pako alam ko na pag sila binoto ko at naapektuhan ang buhay ko, wala akong dapat sisihin kundi ang sarili ko! at may ugali ako na ayaw kong umasa
    sa ibang tao kahit mukang squater na ang bahay namin sa paligid ng umaasensong kapit bahay, wala akong pakialam! ang importante sakin makakain ng tama sa oras kahit anong trabaho pinasok ko basta’t marangal.kahit alam kong kahiya hiya sa ibang mata ng tao. kaya nga na imbento ang hagdan, para maka hakbang pataas,  ingat lang bka hakbang mo pababa!  well, thanks GOD! so far, so good. :-)

     tungkol naman sa GOD? para maramdaman ko ang tunay na FREEDOM sa buhay ko, simula ng bata pako naka attend ako halos lahat ng religion para mapakinggan ko lang lahat ng side nila about GOD.(senxa na kung some my spelling is wrong)  Roman Catholic, Iglesia ni kristo, jehova’s witness, Born again christian, dating daan, El shadai, mormons, (nakalimutan ko na yung iba. at pasensya na po sa mga religions) Pero MOST of the Religions LEADER at GOVERNMENT ay pareho.dahil karamihan kanila ang ginagawa ay kung pano nila mapapanilawa ang tao.(WALANG PAGBABAGO SA HISTORY. It’s all about “WEALTH AND POWER”)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WQYOOSSDZSMN4EJI65II47M3UM delia

    Only 200 billion pesos? Way way below on how much ill gotten wealth did the Marcoses amassed.

    • Vernon UK London

       Really, how did you know? Proof please, rather than gossips at haka-haka.

  • rickysgreyes

    To Imee, Irene and Bong bong, you are already in your 50s and by now you can feel your mortality. It is never too late to return the money to the Filipino people. You will face your Maker in 10 or so years. We all will. Maybe put up a shell company in the Bahamas and start investing in the Philippine stock market, donating to Red Cross, Gawad Kalinga, micro finance institutions or whatever. Return the billions and possibly save your souls. It is never too late.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Yun ang isang malaking kabalbalan, nilabas nila yung pera (dollar account confidentiality, anyone?) kaya walang umikot na kapital.  Sina Lee Kuan Yew at Mahathir nagsiyaman din pero nasa mga bansa din nila yung pera, umiikot sa negosyo, nagbibigay ng trabaho sa mamamayan.

  • 4kingdaddy

    why not include enrile, ramos, ver heirs, etc…..why just the marcoses…these people made money through corruption too….or is the government afraid of these people, so they go after the marcos’ family only……ayan si ramos at enrile, buhay na buhay….go after them too….mas maraming perang maisusuli sa gobyerno……

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Isa isa lang, yung pinaka malaki muna.  Sa management ang tawag diyan 20/80 rule.  focus on the 20% that matters most not on the 80% that are superficial.  Ngayon kung may time pa, balikan yung 80% to improve on the outcome.  Sometimes due to interconnectivity, most of the 80% will resolve itself after the 20% “lynch pin” is resolved.  Simply put prioritization syempre yung may mga vested interest ngangawa isali si ganito isali si ganoon gumagawa ng smoke screen hoping na mawala sa kanila yung attention.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Two hundred billion. That’s a lot of money stolen from all of us. How come P’noy did not pursue this with vigor, and instead pursued cases against GMA, the total amounts alluded to her could not even reach a billion. This 200b is only partial since there are still billions more overseas that have to be recovered. If Noynoy really needs money, go after the Marcos. How about the money of the coconut farmers which went to his uncle? I think he should also go after for it because this action is just consistent with his “tuwid na daan” platitude.

    • RHumabon

      (July 30 2012): “The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality (i.e. all appeals already exhausted) its February (2012) ruling reinstating the children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as defendants in the government’s P200-billion ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcos family.”
      – – – – –
      Ombudsman Morales and/or DOJ Sec de Lima may now pursue this with vigor.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        Kung may remnant pa yung kamandag ni Corona babaligtarin yang “with finality” pag sumulat si Mendoza kahit 3 beses pa yan.  Parang sa pubhouse lang, pag good customer ka sulat ka lang sa napkin at bigay sa waiter, maya maya kakantahin na ng Banda Corona yung request mo kahit na tapos ng kantahin yung Closing Time. (On a side note, ano na mangyayari sa FASAP case ngayong binenta na ni kapitan yung shares niya? di na ba siya mananagot?  some are smarter than the others, he he he)

  • balut123

    Kung hindi pinagnakawan ang Pilipinas ng mga ganid na pulitiko….isa tayo sa pinakamayaman sa Asia.

  • Beguine

    P200B ill gotten wealth estimate of the Marcoses is very very
    conservative.

    But anyway, hurry up and seize it… seize something BIG for 
    a change!

    PDI should always headline update news anything to do with seizing
    Marcoses billions! 

  • samarutan

    Good job, SC!

  • metpolis

    Marcos’ children should just say sorry for theirs father’s mistakes and give back what he stole from the people. It’s a real simple act. This act should clear their family name, and would probably give them credit and trust from the people.

    This act of remorse on behalf of their father would secure favorability for BBM if he decides to run for president in the near future.

    And of course to conclude, when BBM is president, he can always steal it back again.

  • metpolis

    Marcos’ children should just say sorry for theirs father’s mistakes and give back what he stole from the people. It’s a real simple act. This act should clear their family name, and would probably give them credit and trust from the people.

    This act of remorse on behalf of their father would secure favorability for BBM if he decides to run for president in the near future.

    And of course to conclude, when BBM is president, he can always steal it back again.

    • Vernon UK London

      If your father stole something, should you say sorry on his behalf?
      It is not your fault, but your father’s.

      • metpolis

        If my father or any family member gave me things that I knew was stolen, I would probaly do 1 of 3 things.

        1: give the stolen good to the correct authority and say that i found it… and not disclose that it was my father who stole it.

        2: knowing that it was stolen that was being passed to me, i would refuse to accept it.

        3: If I accepted the stolen goods and was caught. I would probably admit the I have commited a crime and leave my father out.

        So actually you’re right. I would probably not say sorry for my father’s actions. But instead take the resposibily for the crime that was commited.

        But since my family have been honest people, I have never had the opportunity to try these choices.

        Whatever the truth is. It is too late to tell the truth for the Marcos’.

      • Vernon UK London

         Wrong. The crime has not been proven yet. So why should they take responsibility? Your logic is out of this world, my friend.

        Even so, are you willing to take the responsibility for let say a crime committed by your father. Should you go to jail for that?

        Hello?

      • metpolis

        The is no logic in honesty my friend. Nor is honesty the easiest path to riches.
        It may be hard to believe, but there are ilogical, honest people out there.

        I am sorry you do not understand.

        Im pretty sure that when a relative passes you billions of dollars you may be a little curious of where it came from?
        Or would it be logical not to ask and say thank just say thank you for the money and ask no questions?

  • JoseMiguelCasuarino

    I request the PDI to update the Filipino people as regards the cases against the Marcoses. And SC run after them for the Filipino people… imagine 200 billion pesos!!! that can benefit the Filipino people…We need the 200billion pesos!

    • Vernon UK London

       Isama ang update sa kaso ng Cocofed ng mga Cojuanco at ang Hacienda Luisita land distribution.

  • Vernon UK London

    Vendetta at its worst. Some people in the Phils should start unloading its hatred towards their fellowmen. Move on, and let the court proceedings take their course.

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