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Sue Marcoses for keeping 156 paintings, lawmakers urge

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Militant lawmakers in interviews with the Philippine Daily Inquirer called on the Aquino administration on Sunday to turn the screws on the Marcoses for refusing to turn over 156 artworks, including paintings of Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo that were allegedly part of their ill-gotten wealth.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

PCGG strives to stay relevant

Andres Bautista, head of the Philippine Commission on Good Government, which is tasked to recover the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, speaks in a news conference in Mandaluyong City on Feb. 12, 2014. Bautista, who took over the post four years ago, had to assume new roles on top of its original mandate: to clean up the agency’s tarnished image while ensuring that future generations remember the mistakes of the past.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Employees of PCGG to get maximum bonuses

Ferdinand Marcos  AP FILE PHOTO

Employees of the Presidential Commission on Good Government are set to receive bonuses of up to P35,000 each this month after the PCGG emerged as the top performer last year among agencies under the Department of Justice.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t bent on retrieving ‘pork’ commissions—Palace


Retrieving ill-gotten wealth is difficult but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Strongest testament to Marcos plunder’

Business magnate Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco shakes hands with former first lady Imelda Marcos during the 40th wedding anniversary of  Miriam and Narciso Santiago on Sunday. JOSEPH AGCAOILI

It’s the “strongest testament” to Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ purported plunder of the coco levy funds.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »