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Marcoses opt to keep mum on $353-M contempt judgment from US court

/ 08:52 PM October 29, 2012

Senator Ferdinand “Bong-bong” Marcos Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and his mother, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, have apparently chosen to keep mum on a record contempt judgment handed down by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against them

The court has required them to pay $353.6 million – the largest ever award for a contempt case — for violating a US court order not to dissipate their assets, which have been earmarked as compensation for victims of the martial law imposed by Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in the 1970s.

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Several calls were made to Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Smart cellphone number but these were unanswered. The senator also did not leave clues about his reaction to the US court ruling when a check was made on his Twitter account @bongbongmarcos on Monday.

The judgment can be implemented against any US property owned by the Marcos family.

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