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Loans and Mortgages are Included in the Sandiganbayan’s Marcos Wealth Case Dismissal


By: Elena Grace Flores

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PH gov’t loses another ill-gotten wealth case vs Marcoses

Close Ties with the President

A martial law survivor sees President Rodrigo Duterte’s close ties with the Marcos family and the lack of Duterte’s support for the Presidential Commission on Good Government as reasons why the agency is not winning any cases. The evidences shown by the PCGG do not constitute as public records because the certified true copies are mere photocopies.

Loans and Mortgages

Sandiganbayan’s Second Division already dismisses the P1.052 billion ill-gotten wealth case previously. The case is against Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr., the Marcos couple, among others. This is in connection with the Tantoco clan’s 11 real estate properties in the Philippines, Hawaii, and Rome. Shares of stocks in 19 companies; cash on hand and in a bank; jewelry; notes, loans, and mortgages receivable. Motor vehicles and three Cessna aircraft. Senator Imee Marcos, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Irene Marcos and Constante Rubio, a close associate of the former president are also in the complaint.

The Sandiganbayan Affirms the Dismissal of Another Marcos Case

The Sandiganbayan dismisses earlier the P200-billion forfeiture case against the Marcos family due to lack of evidence. The anti-graft court also junks prior to that a P102-billion ill-gotten wealth case against Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda and 11 of their cronies due to the prosecution’s failure to present evidence. Recently, the Sandiganbayan also junks the Philippine government’s appeal on the dismissal of the P267 million ill-gotten wealth case against the Marcos couple and their cronies.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Can Unsecured Loan Creditors be Lenient at this Time of Coronavirus Panic?

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Unsecured loan offers are up for grabs nowadays online. Most of them have mobile apps that are convenient to access. It just needs a government-issued ID, a mobile phone number, some reference contacts, and income documentation. Employees and business owners with DTI registrations can get approved within 24 hours or so. The catch is in the short credit terms from 7 to 14 days with interests that can double the borrowed amount. Bad debts incurred during the coronavirus panic are not without consequences.

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Secured vs. Unsecured Loans in One Minute: Definitions, Explanations and Comparison

Secured vs. Unsecured Loan

By understanding what secured loans are, what unsecured loans are and what similarities, as well as differences, exist between secured and unsecured loans, you’re basically taking the first steps toward financial responsibility.

Unsecured Loan is Easy to Get but Interests are High

Secured loans require collaterals. You can loan a higher amount versus the value of a car or a house. This is a more responsible form of loans. On the other hand, unsecured loans usually needed during emergencies are available at shorter terms with a lot of higher interests.

Acceptable Unsecured Loan Providers

One month to two months loan terms are enough to go through tough times. The payment dues can also coincide with the usual paydays. Borrowers can likely survive a crisis with these financial aids. Not unless the problem with the finances is prolonged. In the Philippines, Tala, Asteria, and Atome are a few good examples.

Quick Loans with a 3rd Party Collector

Failure to repay a debt affects a borrower’s credit record. There may be no collateral to lose but they’re not without recourse if a one defaults on the loan. Lenders can put bad debts into collections and take legal action. This is for them to recoup some or all of the debts. Any kind of loan default negatively affects credit scores. Collections and civil judgments also show on credit reports for seven years. This is from the date the account first went delinquent or the date of the ruling. When an account becomes seriously past due, the creditor can sell the debt to a collection agency. Collection accounts have a significant negative impact on credit scores. Despite the emergency, it is best to refrain from resorting to these loans. A disaster awaits those who succumb to such offers.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)