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Camilo Sabio, who turns 82 next month, will appeal the decision of the Sandiganbayan 1st Division
Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado claims HB 5233 will also increase the Solicitor General's budget from the current P600 million to P1.3 billion
Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would 'result in a leaner, cleaner government bureaucracy'
'Jurisprudence dictates that individual rights do not preclude the peoples' right to public justice,' says the anti-graft court in its resolution thumbing down the petitions of businessman Danding Cojuangco
This resolution comes 12 years after the appeal by the PCGG
A House bill seeks to make the Solicitor General in charge of the PCGG, tasked with recovering the Marcoses' ill-gotten wealth. Solicitor General Jose Calida supported the vice-presidential bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President
(UPDATED) The PCGG has so far recovered P170.45 billion in ill-gotten wealth
'Eh walang pinapanalong kaso... I have to be blunt about it,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez when asked why he wants to put the two agencies under the Office of the Solicitor General
'As chairman of the PCGG, he had no blanket authority to do as he pleased with the money and property of the government,' says the Court of Appeals
The anti-graft court says that because the property was already part of a pending forfeiture case, the Sandiganbayan already had custody over it the moment the case was filed
The People's Center and Library used to be a cultural gem in the hometown of then First Lady Imelda Marcos. Part of it is now being rented by a Japan surplus shop.
A democratic agenda has to be put in place to prevent the return of authoritarianism. This agenda will define the moves to enable the pro-democracy forces to defeat authoritarianism.
'The last thing I think my family would do is to steal someone else's jewelry. And 'yun lang, nainis ako dito, because it was putting into question my mom's memory,' says Kris
'ENOUGH! And the TRUTH is on my side – including credit card receipts,' says Kris
The discussion on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant should not be equated with the discussion of nuclear power feasibility
Despite the presentation of 25 witnesses and 400 documentary exhibits over 29 years, the government failed to prove the sequestered properties were ill-gotten wealth, says the anti-graft court
Some 35 volumes of case records – around 17,238 pages of documentation that include the original complaint and the rulings of the Sandiganbayan's First Division from the original December 17, 1991 filing – are delivered to the Supreme Court
The cases have been pending for 29 years, but the anti-graft court's resolution says the cases will still need to go to trial
Despite extensions, Imelda Marcos fails to submit her opposition to the government's petition requesting forfeiture of multimillion-dollar artworks
The Presidential Commission on Good Government publishes an album of jewels owned by Imelda Marcos and lists the social services that they could have afforded to serve the public instead
The two aircraft are part of assets recovered from the Marcos family and their alleged crony
The Sandiganbayan says the government is already bound by the commitment made in 2009, despite the claim of current PCGG leaders that the agreement was a 'midnight deal'
This is to cover the $1.966 billion awarded to them by a US jury in 1992, and the $353-million compensatory judgment by the US District Court of Hawaii in 2011
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The amount was from the Arelma funds, a Panamanian registered account of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, father and namesake of the vice presidential candidate
'We can’t believe that UP Visayas is hosting Bongbong Marcos in UP. This goes against the very core of our history and what the university stands for', says a UP History teacher
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(UPDATED) For younger Filipinos who may not know him, Jovito Salonga was one of the country's most esteemed statesmen
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The PCGG-OSG argues in its Motion for Summary Judgment that the value of Marcos family's art collection surpasses the combined legal income of then-President Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos from 1966-1986
Did you know that the Presidential Commission on Good Government has recovered P170.45 billion so far?
The PCGG-OSG wishes to split the proceedings into 5 sub-trials due to the number of transactions and respondents involved, including the Marcos and Romualdez families
What the entire world knows after 30 years is a mere fraction, and not the entirety, of the Marcos loot
The irony – or tragedy – is that despite overwhelming evidence against them, not one of the Marcoses and their cronies had spent a day in prison for plundering the nation
Defaulting in a civil case bars a party from presenting its evidence, having waived its rights to contest the allegations
The son of the late dictator questions the intensified efforts of the Presidential Commission on Good Government to recover his family's alleged ill-gotten wealth now that he's running for vice president
Philippine authorities pledge to auction off as soon as possible millions of dollars' worth of jewellery recovered from late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family
The Hawaii collection and two more Marcos jewelry collections are now valued at a conservative estimate of at least P1 billion, says the PCGG
Nearly 3 decades after, the government is still looking for more than 100 paintings bought by Imelda Marcos using ill-gotten wealth
Peter Sabido, ex-majority shareholder of the sequestered firm, argues that the government is bound by a previous agreement
(UPDATED) Among the assets awarded to the state – already sequestered by the PCGG – are vast tracts of land in 5 areas worth P511M as of 2006
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These include gold chains with sparkling gems, a huge circlet of rubies, and a necklace with pink and yellow diamonds
The anti-graft court's Second Division grants the Motion for Execution filed by the government
The United Coconut Planters Bank says it is merely protecting its own shareholders, including the majority government shareholder, as well as preserving bank assets
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales says the agreement entered into by former PCGG officials led by ex-chairman Magtanggol Gunigundo is 'grossly and manifestly disadvantageous to the government'
The state auditor says PCGG failed to provide a detailed breakdown of money drawn since 2004