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National Museum eyed as custodian of Imelda Marcos paintings

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

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 »

PCGG gets part of Payanig sa Pasig lot

Andres Bautista, head of the Philippine Commission on Good Government. AP

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has taken possession of a 1.1-hectare portion of the Payanig sa Pasig property which it sequestered 28 years ago.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US lawyer says PCGG merely grandstanding

Imelda marcos paintings

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 »

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 »