The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division cites in contempt the lawyer Imelda Marcos due to his failure to attend her trial for a 25-year-old graft case. Lawyer Robert Sison snuba the hearing on Tuesday, February 28. He also fails to attend the last hearing on January 17. Sison pays P2,000 in fines and effectively waives the right to present additional evidence. It is just confusing why our legal system is more inclined to the Marcos cases that go nowhere after many years than to process the release of the wealth for humanity for the good of the people? Perhaps it has to wait until Bongbong Marcos becomes president.
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[VIDEO]: PHILIPPINES: IMELDA MARCOS SENATE HEARING
Cases against Marcos
The 10 counts of graft against Marcos in 1991 stem from allegations that she creates private foundations in Switzerland from 1978 to 1984 while she is governor of Metro Manila. The prosecution rests its case in 2015. It said that the defense’s only evidence so far is the transcript of court hearings from Marcos’ dollar-salting case before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC), for which she is acquitted in 2008. No doubt why Marcos’ lawyer snubs it. Those cases should be dismissed already for lack of evidence.
Transfer of Dollars
Dollar salting refers to the removal of dollars from Philippine banks and their transfer to an overseas account without the approval of the Central Bank of the Philippines. Prosecutors move for the anti-graft court to issue a judgment on the case, after 25 years since it is filed. Instead of wasting time on these cases, the senate should work together with the Marcoses how the government can have access to the wealth for humanity.
Why is the Humanitarian Foundation Reserve Ignored by Senate?
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos pleads the senate to look into the wealth for humanity in the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos’ will under the management of the Humanitarian Foundation Trustees such as the Central Bank, World Bank, and the IMF. It is clearly stated in the will that the huge financial reserves are for the good for the Filipino and must be used for public services, infrastructure, healthcare, education, and more. Why is this plea ignored until today?
Wealth for Humanity’s Hope is Bongbong Marcos
Does this mean that only Bongbong Marcos as president can listen to his mother’s plea? The Philippines is really not a poor country if we still have billions of credit lines at the World Bank and IMF. It can only mean that we have more gold reserves than we can borrow. This is on top of the already huge loans as a country. Take note, that has something to do with the wealth of humanity. So far, no administration after the late Marcos is interested in checking that out.