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.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos on Wednesday questioned the Sandiganbayan’s order to seize eight prized paintings from the family’s San Juan residence, as she decried the use of threats and force in the implementation of the order.
By Marlon Ramos
The widow and children of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday assailed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for its “brazen use of force and threats” in rummaging through the Marcos family’s San Juan residence in its hunt for the expensive paintings that were ordered seized by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
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.
By Nestor Corrales
Authorities swooped down Friday on the Marcos Museum in Batac City, Ilocos Norte to confiscate eight paintings, including Michaelangelo’s Madonna and Child and Pablo Picasso’s Femme Couche VI, that the Sandiganbayan ordered seized, a radio report said.