Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Imelda Marcos arrest warrant issued after failing to appear in court

Steven Clarke | 09 November, 2018, 13:52

Marcos is on her last term as Ilocos Norte representative, but filed a certificate of candidacy for the province's gubernatorial race in 2019. After they left, Marcos's collection of 1,100 shoes was put on display in the presidential palace to show people the extent of the riches she had accumulated while in office.

This just in: According to Inquirer.net, Imelda Marcos "has been found guilty of seven counts of graft by the Sandinganbayan's Fifth Division".

The family matriarch seeks to replace her daughter Imee Marcos as provincial governor, while Imee is gunning for a Senate seat.

Rosales said the decision was a huge setback to efforts by the Marcos family to revise history by denying numerous atrocities under the dictatorship, and urged Filipinos to fight all threats against democracy and civil liberties.

He was accused of amassing more than US$10 billion while in office and died in exile in 1989.

The charges relate to alleged illicit financial dealings with Swiss-based NGOs while serving in her husband's government in the 1970s and 80s. Marcos' rule was often referred to as a "conjugal dictatorship", because of his wife, Imelda's political influence.

Imelda Marcos was acquitted on Friday in three other cases, which were filed in 1991 and took almost three decades of trial by several judges and prosecutors.

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It should come as little surprise, however, as Chandler was linked to L.A . following the news of his buyout with the Suns. Chandler's presence had an immediate impact for the Lakers as he pulled down eight rebounds in a little under 23 minutes.

Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao hopes the Sandiganbayan's ruling would "become a precedent in running after the Marcoses with regards to their other graft cases, involving not only Imelda Marcos, but also the other Marcos siblings".

Is Duterte targeting corruption watchdog investigators?

Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte said Mrs. Marcos offered to return a portion of their ill-gotten wealth.

Ferdinand Marcos had placed the Philippines under martial rule a year before his term was to expire.

"The law says if there is no final conviction, you can still run", Panelo told ANC's Dateline Philippines.

Duterte allowed Marcos' embalmed body to be buried at a special heroes' cemetery in 2016, and the president is often accompanied at official events by Imee Marcos.

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