Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza recounts his rare conversation with the former first lady Imelda Marcos about an infamous treasure. Atienza said that Rep. Marcos once told him about 7,000 tons of gold that can be used for the economy. If these are part of the wealth for humanity that her late husband deposited at the World Bank she, cannot decide on her own on what to do with them.
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When they were both sponsors in a wedding sometime in the 2000s when he was mayor, Atienza said Marcos told him about the 7,000 tons of gold deposited in different parts of the world so that the country could pay off its foreign debt. This coincides with the World Bank gold reserves of her late husband. They were shipped around the world as sanctioned by the financial entity.
Liberate the Nation from Debts
Atienza quoted Marcos as saying: “I’ll liberate the nation from foreign debt. I heard directly from Congresswoman Imelda Marcos when I was a mayor. She said that she wants to hand over the gold to the government here so that the country will be free from its debts,” Atienza said.
Interference of a Super Power
I told her, ‘why don’t you do it?’ She said a superpower was interfering,” Atienza added. He did not name the superpower allegedly blocking the release of the Marcos gold. But America has been known to carry such title. Can this be the reason why the Liberal Party’s supporters are mainly from the US?
Protecting the Economy
This incident was disclosed after the President said that a Marcos spokesperson explains the reason that the wealth appeared to be hidden because ex-President Marcos was “protecting the economy.” It is remembered that Marcos negotiated with then President Cory Aquino to let him return from exile to explain about the wealth but she denied him this opportunity. That’s why they are called hidden wealth by his detractors.