“In the Philippines there is no such thing as finality when you are poor and political. Because if you are rich or the son of a king of a department, you are a very important prisoner, your case will get decided for 75 days but for the poor and political and those targeted by the government, there is no end to their legal problems.”
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Salungguhit | The magic jump
By MAX SANTIAGO
BIR urged to sue Marcoses over P203-B estate tax
Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that the claim of Marcos’s camp that the payment of the estate tax was suspended because of an agreement with the BIR and the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to wait for the outcome of the case pending in the Sandiganbayan is “utterly false”.
What will you do when you suddenly wake up with P75,000 in cash?
As another Marcos threatens to return to power, hundreds of millions in ill-gotten wealth have yet to be returned to the Filipino people.
Filipino artists want dictator’s wife Imelda Marcos jailed
Filipino artists are calling on the government to jail the other half of the Marcos conjugal dictatorship, Imelda Marcos, who has been convicted of several graft charges three years ago but remains scot-free.
News in pictures | Martial law veterans appeal to the Supreme Court: ‘Jail Imelda ’
“As long as there is ill-gotten wealth that remains in the hands of the Marcoses, we will continue to demand the return of all that were stolen from the Filipino people from the nation’s coffers. We will not allow more of that through another Marcos in the person of Ferdinand, Jr.”
Guilty Imelda still free as elderly, ill political prisoners remain behind bars
These 17 cases of political prisoners highlight the injustices of the times. The calls for their release remain amid the continued freedom of a dictator’s wife known for her Imeldific lifestyle.
By DEE AYROSO
Former political detainees ask SC to junk Imelda Marcos’s appeal
“Imelda Marcos was allowed to post bail two years ago, citing health reasons, even though she was able to attend and host parties since that time. Meanwhile, we have sickly and elderly political prisoners who were wrongly accused or convicted of crimes they have not committed, but are still unjustly suffering behind prison bars.”
TWIPH: Pandarambong ni Imelda Marcos
Ang mga kaso ng pandarambong ni Imelda Marcos at paghahanap ng hustisya.
Modern-day Marie Antoinettes
Villar and Marcos’ position in Philippine society echoes back to Marie Antoinette’s – a landed pseudo-aristocracy whose power stems from their stranglehold of economic production. These compradors and landlords have differ little from the old nobles of feudal societies.