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BSP declines custody of Marcos paintings

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday refused to be the custodian of the expensive artworks by the “Old Masters” which were ordered seized by the Sandiganbayan from the Marcos family.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US lawyer says PCGG merely grandstanding

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The claim of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) was not to the paintings of Imelda Marcos, “which were never government property,” but to the money that was allegedly stolen, according to Robert Swift, the lead counsel of the 9,539 rights abuse victims during the martial law regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | 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 »

PCGG, Marcos victims in race to claim Imelda art

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A GAUGUIN IN SAN JUAN Paul Gauguin’s “Still Life with Idol,” is just one of the masterpieces allegedly in the Marcos art collection that the government seized from the ancestral house in San Juan City.

The sudden move by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to order a search of the San Juan residence, offices and other homes of the Marcos family for precious artworks that the PCGG claims should belong to the government caught many by surprise.

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

Agents raid Marcos Museum but fail to find Michaelangelo, Picasso paintings

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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.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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