President-Elect Bongbong Marcos & Family Given Another Chance To Present Evidence on “Ill-Gotten Wealth” Case
BONGBONG MARCOS – The Sandiganbayan allowed the Marcos family to present evidence on the case over their alleged “ill-gotten wealth”.
One of the issues that is on-going for decades now is the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family. Allegations contain that such money was obtained during the regime of the late dictator, Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. He was the country’s president for around two (2) decades and most of those years the nation was under Martial Law.
In 2016, after decades of preserving his remains amid the oppositions on burying him at the Heroes’ Cemetery, Marcos Sr. was laid to rest in the said final resting place. It sparked outcry from the families of Martial Law victims.
Currently, the hearing on the alleged “ill-gotten wealth” of the Marcos family is still ongoing. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, president-elect Bongbong Marcos and the other heirs of the late Dictator were given another chance by the Sandiganbayan to present their evidence.
In a resolution penned by Associate Justice Arthur Malabaguio, the motion filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to declare defendants to have waived their rights to present evidence was junked. The motion was filed after President-elect Bongbong Marcos and his family failed to appear before the Court last August 13, 2019.
Based on the report, Sandiganbayan decided to proceed with the initial presentation of evidence on July 7. This June 30, Marcos Jr. is set to take his oath as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines at the Philippine National Museum.
The Marcos family is expected to all be present at the upcoming inauguration of Marcos Jr. Massive preparations and the tightening of security is now ongoing regarding the upcoming oath-taking of the next president of the country.
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