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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 »

Swift laments undelivered mail

Cartoon, February 08, 2014

He went postal over the country’s postal system and no one can really blame him. “Your mailing system sucks,” American lawyer Robert Swift groused when told that some 30 percent of martial law claimants in southern Mindanao did not get the mailed notice that would have informed them about their P50,000 check, compensation for the atrocities they had suffered during the martial law years.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rice scandal probers should call ex-NFA chief

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Whether or not David Bangayan is the country’s alleged rice smuggling kingpin David Tan is no longer an issue; the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has clearly stated that Bangayan and Tan are one and the same person.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | 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 »

PCGG: Imee Marcos probe out in 2 weeks

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) will come up in two weeks’ time with its preliminary findings on the offshore trust of Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos and her three sons in the British Virgin Islands.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Unjust vexation rap filed vs Marcoses’ alleged liaison man for kissing woman

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An alleged liaison staff of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is facing unjust vexation charges for allegedly kissing a bakeshop attendant at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hunt for Marcos ‘loot’ to continue

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Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even as people continue to debate the issue of abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), Malacañang on Thursday said the agency that was created to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos had to be abolished eventually.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hunt for Marcos loot goes on

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PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista: PCGG has turned itself around from a corruption-riddled reputation in the past. AFP FILE PHOTO

At a news conference at the PCGG headquarters on Wednesday, chairman Andres Bautista said his proposal to Malacañang was to transfer the prosecution of Marcos ill-gotten wealth cases to the DOJ and to transfer the sequestered assets to the Department of Finance.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCGG excuses for stopping Marcos wealth recovery lame—Escudero

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no reason for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to stop going after Marcos’ alleged ill-gotten wealth unless it’s admitting it could no longer prove a claim against the late dictator’s estate, Sen. Francis Escudero told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Wednesday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Joker Arroyo: PCGG has outlived its purpose

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Senator Joker Arroyo. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government has outlived its purpose and it’s about time the Department of Justice take over from where it would leave, Sen. Joker Arroyo said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators call for ‘full accounting, audit’ of sequestered Marcos assets

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Senators on Wednesday called for a “full accounting and audit” of all sequestered assets of the Marcoses as they backed the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2013 elections: Same faces but new foes

Senator Edgardo Angara, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara and Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo: Musical chair

The electoral matchups in many parts of the country for 2013 show veteran politicians returning to the campaign trail to protect turf or to reclaim their old posts.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

P50-B suit vs Marcoses, Vers junked

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The Sandiganbayan threw out on Friday the government’s P50-billion ill-gotten wealth suit against the Marcos and Ver families, Marcos trade minister Roberto Ongpin, and the participants in the so-called Binondo Central Bank, saying state lawyers failed to establish that the respondents had conspired to steal and appropriate government resources for themselves.

Posted: January 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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