Bongbong Marcos paid off his balance for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo – then the news about the CA’s disapproval on the alleged Martial Law victims’ petition to claim the almost $ 200 M award given by the Hawaii Court from the Marcos estate looms. The CA confirms the Makati RTC ruling that the foreign branch does not have jurisdiction over the issue.
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[VIDEO]: Marcos money can’t be released to claimants because US court has no jurisdiction as per CA.
66 M is Peanuts Compared to the Marcos Estate
People can’t help but compare the amount of money that Marcos paid for the protest fee with the amount in US$ initially awarded to the alleged victims of Martial Law. Php 66 M is just peanuts compared to the $ 200 M that can be taken from the Marcos Estate. The Court of Appeals, however, cites many reasons why they disapproved the said petition.
CA said; “To our minds, the failure of the final judgement to meet the standards of what a valid judgement is in our country compels us to deny its enforcement. Rules of comity should not be made to prevail over our Constitution and we cannot allow foreign impositions to trample upon our sovereignty.”
10,000 Claimants are Not Valid
The claimants are not identified in the first place. The Hawaii Court also failed to ensure that the ten Filipino citizens who brought the suit were truly and legally authorised by the other purported claimants. They also did not have any power of attorney from the other claimants.
Paid Ahead of Time
Marcos paid the balance of the protest fee before the Supreme Court. PET began the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Robredo’s counter-protest. Itearlier ordered Marcos to complete the payment of his Php 66.2-million electoral protest fee before July 14. He paid a Php 200,000-deposit upon filing the protest, and an initial Php 36,023,000 on April 17. On the other hand, Robredo appeals the second instalment for her counter-protest to be deferred. The Marcos estate might be worth a lot of money but Bongbong Marcos is also a competent business man to be scared of a lump sum for the truth to come out.