Caught! Checkmate!

Philippines
April 4, 2013 12:57pm CST
It had been a game, for the Marcos family, all along, this money matter, no one admits to the plunder the strongman/dictator Marcos had corrupted this nation, and todate, the victims of Martial Law had yet to taste justice, via a compensation they deserve for the injustices they endured those dark years. The Marcos siblings breeze through questions, when asked about their wealth, and it is as if it was just a game of Hide and Seek, they hide the money, the people seek. Or a game of Chess, protect the kingdom, at all cost! Well, over a quarter of a century now, an entirely mew generation had grown, oblivious to the blood that had been shed for the democracy they are enjoying now. And the perpetrators of the crimes had passed on as gentle men and ladies, kind and beautiful. Someone wrote "God sees the truth but waits." And perhaps God deems it is time now, for justice to be served. A research journalism team stumbled upon an Offshore Trust, the beneficiaries of which are Imee Marcos and her children. What is all the fuzz about? Well then, Imee did not declare the Offshore Trust in her Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Network. Under the law, if one is in a public office, all assets must be declared in the SALN. When queried, Ilocos Governor Imee, with brother Senator Bongbong, avoided answers by saying that there is a legal issue there, so they leave it to the lawyers. Sometimes, justice comes in peculiar ways. No way, legally, can the governor get off the hook there. She never disclosed that Offshore Trust. Checkmate.
7 responses
@neelia_lyn (1388)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
If ever the stolen wealth will be recovered or returned, still it wouldn't do the poor of this nation good, maybe it will but only for those few people out there. The corrupt will always benefit from the corrupt, I think. Oh well, I don't know much but I only hope for the best for our country.
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@kixsh101 (723)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
It's true, only the powerful who can benefit of it. I wonder why some politicians out there are claiming for a clean slate of corruption. Where first of all we can all wonder why they run for posts for minimal wages, except of course for those who really wanted to serve.
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@louievill (15816)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
yes friend, we had lived through those times, no wonder we slid from a rich to a poor country, looking back again, don't you thing politicians should all be investigated? How about those who took the reign after EDSA?
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@kixsh101 (723)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I strongly agree? How about those who took the reign after EDSA? Maybe they are one of the culprits why we are still being considered as a poor country?
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• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Yeah! They should put her on trial, the same way that former Chief Justice Corona was tried and found guilty! No one is above the law! So, how come this is not progressing as it should be? So frustrating!
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@SIMPLYD (73833)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I have a hunch all along, that they have that secret account. That's how rich people try to evade tax or hide their hidden unexplainable wealth. Thus, what is hidden will not be forever hidden.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I think the case remains unsolved until the wealth that had been plundered or stolen is returned--which is impossible.
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Apr 13
Hi, It is strange how people can go on with their lives as if nothing has happened. A few skeletons in the closet could be an indication of more buried underground in the basement waiting to be discovered and brought to light. For now, those people still enjoy the limelight of politics and the false adulation of their paid supporters but there shall come a time when another round of judgment day shall be upon them.
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@kixsh101 (723)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I was never born until the Martial Law was barely over or over. But either way I am having resentment on why people are blaming the Marcoses. You see, even their wealth is stolen or not, it doesn't paid off. Those victims that they are saying are those who have been cruelly a victim of the military men, in which these military men have their own minds and hearts - Why blame it to the president then? Okay, the Martial law is over and now the Aquino's are on the throne? Have they gotten to make the Philippines better off ( setting aside their paid surveys on their performance). Didn't you know that corruption had gotten off the limits after the Marcos regime? Why run after the past or being stuck to it?