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Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property

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The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the claim of the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to a 57.68-hectare lakeside resort in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, because the area specified in an impugned contract was an actually an “inalienable public domain,” it being a national park.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marcoses oppose forfeiture of seized Malacañang jewelry

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Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which is tasked with recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family, shows a catalog of a seized jewelry collection belonging to the Marcoses at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The antigraft court has ruled the collection is ill-gotten. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The wife and daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos are opposing the forfeiture in favor of the state of a collection of around 300 pieces of jewelry that had been left behind in Malacañang when the Marcoses fled during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marcos Jr. trying to launder family name for presidential bid, say lawmakers

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Militant lawmakers are warning against an attempt by the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to clean the family name and boost the political stock of his senator-son who is plotting a return to Malacañang.   Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello and Bayan  Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate cited a misleading report in a  [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman is accuser, investigator, judge, executioner in cases—Corona

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Former Chief Justice Renato Corona  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said on Thursday he had expected Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to deny his appeal to reconsider her office’s ruling to indict him and his wife Cristina for allegedly amassing P130 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCGG to pursue plan to exhibit Imelda’s seized jewelry

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has not given up on its plan to put on public display the controversial jewelry collection of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Marcos Swiss deposits

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 Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The Philippine government has recovered the remaining $29 million of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Singapore’s Court of Appeal, in its ruling released in January, recognized the right of Philippine National Bank (PNB) to hold in trust the $29 million seized from the estate of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. This ends a long saga over the Marcos Swiss deposits, held in the Singapore branch of German bank WestLB.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roman Cruz’s heirs seek end of case

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The heirs of Roman Cruz Jr., an alleged crony of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to throw out an ill-gotten wealth case that was filed against Cruz by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) 27 years ago, because state lawyers failed to attend the pretrial hearing of the case last Feb. 5.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Forfeiture of Marcos jewels brings justice to Filipinos – Palace

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Imelda Marcos INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Malacañang official on Tuesday applauded the Sandiganbayan’s order to forfeit one of the jewelry collections of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH gov’t forfeits P120M in properties of ex-NBI chief Jolly Bugarin

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After a 27-year litigation to prove the properties were ill-gotten, the government has forfeited P120 million worth of properties of the late National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director Jolly Bugarin.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marcos victims to get $10M

Martial law class suit members will get the $10 million settlement paid by the buyer of former first lady Imelda Marcos’ ill-gotten 1899 Claude Monet masterpiece beginning Jan. 27, their lawyers said on Monday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CA rules Sandigan should hear case vs Marcoses

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has set aside two decisions by two lower courts in Ilocos Norte that recognized the claim of ownership by the Marcos family of a 57-hectare property in Paoay where the Grand Ilocandia Resort is located.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Napoles building rising in Kidapawan

THE TWO-STORY building registered in the name of Jaime Napoles is under construction in Barangay Sudapin in Kidapawan City, where the Napoleses also own a house. Foliage partly hides the rising structure. WILLIAMOR A. MAGBANUA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Signs of the extent of the wealth of Janet Lim-Napoles have surfaced here.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Why PCGG is not remitting P127M from sale of Marcos asset

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) continues to hold on to the P127 million it received from the sale two years ago of a sequestered Wack-Wack property due to “unresolved legal issues” with the city government of Mandaluyong where the commercial lot is located.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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