It is evident in today’s politics that deception is the name of the game for self-serving politicians. This is very obvious in the wealth issues against the Marcoses. VP Leni Robredo, a lawyer always refer to Bongbong Marcos as a thief. She uses the alleged hidden wealth cases of his late father former President Ferdinand Marcos. If the older Marcos who is also a lawyer but a very brilliant one at that vowed to take care of his people even after his death, how much more he would do for his own family? Just think of this, criminal liability, if there’s any, is never inherited, according to the law.
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More than 30 Years of Politicking
After 30 years of trying to nail the Marcoses down, no courts here and abroad can. Only the one in America orders the alleged Martial Law victims to be compensated. However, such compensation distribution is the jurisdiction of the government. It is not anymore in the hands of the Marcoses, Bongbong Marcos said.
Update on the Alleged Wealth Deal
Malacañang the Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque clarifies that the government and the Marcos family do not have wealth issue agreement yet. Bongbong Marcos also said so. Lawyer and Marcos loyalist Oliver Lozano is not the family’s representative. He submits a draft compromise agreement to the office of chief presidential legal counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo. According to lawyers, his intention is actually good for the case in favor of the government. It’s a win-win situation for both parties if the people’s welfare is a priority.
Cannot Inherit Criminal Liability
The laws in the Philipines imply that no liability can be passed on to the heirs of the accused. It is also true that obligations of persons are the obligations of the heirs. This only pertains to the right to succession of inheritance. Specific provisions of the country’s criminal laws remain. Therefore, the crime of the father cannot be inherited by the son, contrary to what VP Robredo campaigned for.
Just Compensation and Settlement
One sensible insight on this comes from President Du30 himself as a lawyer. He suggests that the government needs to craft a law to detail the arrangements of a compromise deal. Particularly with the heirs of late Marcos. He indicates to include the possibility to waive the family’s criminal liabilities. However, we now know that it is not anymore necessary. Bongbong Marcos already said that he is not accused of anything but it has been the family’s stand to settle whatever is needed to be settled.