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PCGG, Marcos victims in race to claim Imelda art

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 »

Marcoses hit martial law-style raid

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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.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe sought on failure of Marcoses to return artwork

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Two lawmakers will seek a congressional probe of the Marcoses for refusing to turn over dozens of valuable artwork acquired during strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ 21-year rule.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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

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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 »