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National Museum eyed as custodian of Imelda Marcos paintings

APPALED.  Imelda Marcos, who built the Cultural Center of the Philippines when she was first lady in the 1970s to showcase Filipino culture and arts, reads her statement of disgust over the controversial and “blasphemous” CCP art exhibit, which she viewed on Monday.  INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has asked the Sandiganbayan to assign the National Museum as the custodian of former first lady Imelda Marcos’ prized artworks believed to be part of the clan’s alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a comment filed before the antigraft court’s special division, the government through the PCGG told the […]

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

Bongbong Marcos denies mom Imelda’s office was raided

Representative Imelda Marcos and Congressman Bongbong Marcos. INQUIRER file photo.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. dismissed as “malicious” on Thursday the reported raid at his mother’s office at the House of Representatives supposedly to confiscate her art collection, saying their doors are open and “all you have to do is walk in.”

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan stopped from seizing Imelda Marcos paintings at Congress

This file photo taken on June 7, 2007 shows former first lady Imelda Marcos is seen in her apartment in Manila with a gallery of paintings including a Picasso, seen at upper right. AFP FILE PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

MANILA, Philippines –House of Representatives officials prevented the Sandiganbayan officials from seizing prized artworks supposedly displayed at Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos’s office. According to the anti-graft court’s Sheriff report, the Sandiganbayan tracked down nine prized paintings in Marcos’s office in Congress. 1) “Madonna and Child” by Michelangelo Buonarotti; 2) “Vase of Red Chrysanthemums” by […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Romualdez asks Lacson to resign

LIKE MANY others in Tacloban City left to fend for themselves, a teenage boy pounds on a cement post with a sledgehammer hoping to retrieve and sell its steel bars in junk shops in the district of San Jose, the area hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” EDWIN BACASMAS

Mayor Alfred Romualdez is calling for the resignation of Panfilo “Ping” Lacson as head of the government’s rehabilitation efforts for areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for saying the city received P6 billion but is still complaining.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Imeldific’ collection of artworks (partial list)

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This is a list of art pieces believed to have been purchased by former first lady Imelda Marcos during the martial law years. The list of paintings, many of them by European masters and worth millions of dollars each, was attached to a petition for writ of execution and turnover filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York by the lawyers of the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship. The victims are claimants in a case versus the Marcos estate, and who have won a judgment in 1995 and been awarded $2 billion in damages.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »