Sep 23, 2021 @ 19:35

Carpio reminds apologists: SC decisions prove Marcos family stole millions from Filipinos

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was a thief and the Supreme Court has all the proof, Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said.

As die-hard Marcos loyalists try to whitewash history on the 49th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration this September 21, Carpio said they should stop their delusions as multiple decisions and jurisprudence of the high court exposed just how corrupt the Marcos regime was.

“The martial law period also saw the plunder of the nation by President Marcos and his cronies. This plunder is established and recorded for posterity in several decisions of the Supreme Court, two of which involve the secret Marcos foreign bank accounts,” Carpio wrote in his September 23 column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The first case in 2003 forfeited $658 million in Swiss bank accounts of Macoy and wife Imelda for being ill-gotten wealth.

Another consolidated case in 2012 established that the $3.37 million Arelma deposits of Imelda with an American bank was also from stolen public money.

“There are other Supreme Court decisions establishing the ill-gotten wealth of Ferdinand Marcos. Those who seek to revise the historical narrative of the Marcos plunder during martial law will run against a formidable wall of authoritative decisions of the Supreme Court which were rendered after the Marcoses were duly heard,” Carpio added.

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