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SC affirms forfeiture of Marcos’ $40-M Arelma assets

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality its 2012 ruling forfeiting the almost $40-million Arelma assets of former president Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCGG recovers $29M from Marcos loot

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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 Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The Philippine government has recovered the remaining $29 million of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

After a decade-long court battle, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) recovered the remaining $29 million (about P1.3 billion) of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Roman Cruz’s heirs seek end of case

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The heirs of Roman Cruz Jr., an alleged crony of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to throw out an ill-gotten wealth case that was filed against Cruz by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) 27 years ago, because state lawyers failed to attend the pretrial hearing of the case last Feb. 5.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH gov’t forfeits P120M in properties of ex-NBI chief Jolly Bugarin

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After a 27-year litigation to prove the properties were ill-gotten, the government has forfeited P120 million worth of properties of the late National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director Jolly Bugarin.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7 Baseco ex-officials face graft raps

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Seven former officials of the sequestered Bataan Shipyard and Engineering Co. Inc. (Baseco) are facing plunder and graft and corruption complaints for allegedly allocating to themselves excessive compensation and questionable cash advances.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sale of ill-gotten Marcos property nets gov’t P247M

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The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) turned over P247 million to the national treasury this week from the sale of an ill-gotten Marcos property that was surrendered to the government nearly 30 years ago.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCGG turns over P247 million from sale of Marcos ill-gotten property

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

The Presidential Commission on Good Government turned over P247 million to the treasury this week from the sale of an allegedly ill-gotten Marcos property that was surrendered to the government nearly 30 years ago.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marcos victims ask Congress to use Hawaii class suit list

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A group of martial law detainees on Monday appealed to Congress to automatically consider some 9,000 individuals who won a class suit against the Marcoses in Hawaii victims of human rights violations entitled to government compensation.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCGG failed to stop recurrence of ill-gotten wealth cases, says Sen. Arroyo

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Former Senator Joker Arroyo  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Apart from outliving its usefulness, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has not done its duty of preventing the recurrence of ill-gotten wealth cases in almost 27 years of its existence, according to Sen. Joker Arroyo.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Return excess pay, PCGG tells nominees

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

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has begun to go after past PCGG officials and other Malacañang-appointed executives who enriched themselves from companies sequestered from the family and cronies of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Claimants unfazed by PCGG abolition

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The proposal to abolish of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is not a matter of concern to martial law rights abuse victims who have won a $2-billion judgment from a US district court against the estate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,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 »

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