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National Museum eyed as custodian of Imelda Marcos paintings

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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 »

Sandiganbayan stopped from seizing Imelda Marcos paintings at Congress

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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 »

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 »

Sue Marcoses for keeping 156 paintings, lawmakers urge

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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.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Paintings from Marcos art collection seized in San Juan raid

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Authorities said they seized paintings Tuesday from a property of former first lady Imelda Marcos as part of efforts to recover works by Picasso, Gauguin, Miro, Michelangelo and others.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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