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US lawyer says PCGG merely grandstanding

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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

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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 »

Agents raid Marcos Museum but fail to find Michaelangelo, Picasso paintings

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Authorities swooped down Friday on the Marcos Museum in Batac City, Ilocos Norte to confiscate eight paintings, including Michaelangelo’s Madonna and Child and Pablo Picasso’s Femme Couche VI, that the Sandiganbayan ordered seized, a radio report said.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paintings from Marcos art collection seized in San Juan raid

Imelda marcos paintings

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 »

PCGG strives to stay relevant

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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 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 »

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