Senators and Congressmen crumble over the news that the Marcoses are willing to turn over the wealth for humanity in gold bar certificates. Some are obviously playing dumb. Asking why only now? Little do they know that because of internet technology, people can already have access to digital evidence online. Hearings on the matter in the Senate were already conducted in the past. The public also knows that the late Ferdinand Marcos was rejected by the deceased former President Cory Aquino on his bid to explain about the wealth for humanity. It was more beneficial for her to spread lies – that Marcos was a thief.
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[VIDEO]: Lawmakers are urging the government to clarify issues about the Marcos family’s wealth before agreeing to any deal with them.
Yellow Regime Unsuccessful in Moving the Gold
Congressman Lito Atienza divulges in a press conference that during the time of the Aquino’s they tried to move the gold but they cannot. The late President Marcos made sure that the treasures will be used for the welfare of the people – even after his death.
Legal Proceedings for Wealth Movement
The deposits are under the World Bank-IMF agreement. Central Bank certification also points to the Marcos Foundation. Consent must be given by the Marcos heir and approved by Marcos’ trustee for the government to process any movement. If one of these components is missing, it remains in its current state.
The Government’s Move
The Presidential Palace’s spokesperson, Ernesto Abella announces; “We understand that certain parties indicate to the President that there may be an opportunity for the turn over of the assets from the Marcos family to the Republic,” Abella said in a statement. “As this matter becomes clearer, we will advise what further action will be taken to finally obtain justice.”
Public Service or Political Vendetta?
Senator Ping Lacson welcomes the offer for additional funds for the Treasury. Senator Koko Pimentel is the same and calls it a donation. Congressman Edcel Lagman is more interested in its whereabouts. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants all. Neri Colmenares insists that it is disadvantageous to negotiate because they were stolen that made the people poor. However, there’s no logic to this statement. LP supporters always accuse the Marcoses of alleged ill-gotten wealth but they always win any courts cases because of hard evidence in the past nor at present. If they really are products of Marcos’ gold trading before he became President, the government is only entitled to the taxes. The Marcoses want to give them all for as long as PCGG stops pursuing their personal wealth including pieces of pieces of jewelry and paintings of the former first lady.