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Gov’t still trying to recover Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Palace

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 04:05 PM August 22, 2018

The Philippine government is still pursuing efforts to recover the ill-gotten wealth amassed during the 20-year Marcos regime, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said efforts to recover the wealth are still ongoing through the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

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“Efforts to recover any ill-gotten wealth continue through the Philippine Commission on Good Government,” Roque said in a statement.

“Likewise, human rights victims were given compensation through the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board. The government will continue to find ways and means to effect closure for all victims of abuses that occurred during that period of martial law,” he said.

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Roque made the remark after Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, the daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., told her family’s critics to just “move on.”

READ: Imee Marcos asks Filipinos criticizing her family: Why don’t you move on?

“We understand that Governor Imee Marcos is addressing the critics of her family. As far as we are concerned, the Duterte administration is willing to work with all groups for the benefit of the people,” the presidential spokesman said.

“The President has opened the doors of his government to everyone, regardless of affiliation and ideology, in order to unite the country and bring us greater progress,” he said.

According to a paper by American historian Alfred McCoy titled “Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime,” about 3,257 were killed, 35,000 were tortured while 70,000 were incarcerated.   /vvp

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