Marcoses may lose more assets in PH, US, other countries, says Swift | Inquirer News

Marcoses may lose more assets in PH, US, other countries, says Swift

/ 09:03 PM October 29, 2012

Imelda Marcos

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his mother, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, are in danger of losing more of their assets stashed in the Philippines, the US and other countries after the US Court of Appeals upheld a $353-million contempt ruling against them and the Marcos estate.

In an e-mail relayed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer by Commission on Human rights Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales, American lawyer Robert Swift said: “It means that we can pursue Imelda and Bongbong assets in the US and whatever countries where we can register the judgment.  It means that if either travels to the US, we can take their depositions.  And we can try and register the judgment in the Philippines and execute on their real estate.”


Swift is the lead counsel for the 10,000 Filipino human rights victims who are still fighting to get the $2-billion compensation awarded by the US Courts in 1995. According to Rosales, there are several forfeiture rulings on a number of civil cases against the Marcoses that the Philippine government could use to bolster its claims.


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Commission on Human Rights, compensation to martial law victims, contempt judgment, Crime, Dictators, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., Ferdinand Marcos, Global Nation, human rights violations, Imelda Marcos, Judiciary, law and justice, lawyers, Loretta Ann P. Rosales, Martial law, Philippine Senate, Philippine senators, Philippines, Robert Swift, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.