Marcoses wants to recover Imelda’s jewelry
SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said his mother, Ilocos Rep. Imelda Marcos, had wanted to take back her jewelry confiscated by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) which is up for public display before auctioning.
In an interview, Marcos said there are some jewelry that are missing on list purportedly shown by PCCG to Imelda including gifts from the former strongman on his mother’s birthdays and on Christmas days.
“Maraming nawawala, kasi noong ibinigay sa amin ang listahan, hiningi namin ang listahan sa PCGG, nakita ng mother ko, marami nang kulang dito,” Marcos said.
“There was something that was given by my father to my mother that was included, for her birthday, (nasa kanya pa ang engagement ring), but all the Christmas gifts to her, so those are the things that are missing,” he added.
Marcos said the planned public display is the original suggestions made by members of his family in a dinner conversation during their days in the Palace.
“Noon pa, noon pa, pero nanghihinayang ang aking Ina kasi hindi na kumpleto ang koleksiyon, marami nang nawala, pero kung ano ang natira, sa aking palagay eh pinakamagandnag gawin dyan. As I said, noon pa, balak nang gawin yan. Naalala ko when we are talking before, na we all agreed to put the jewelry to a public display for the people to see,” he said.
For the plan auction, Marcos said he did not know the legal status of his mother’s jewelry, but he will consult their lawyers on the matter.
“That is a whole other issue, we will see. I don’t know the legal implications on that, including the legal status of the jewelry. But as far the public display is concern, yan ang dapat gawin dyan, that is the original plan of my mother,” he said.
Marcos reiterated that PCCG promised to return Imelda’s jewelry, but those promises were not sustain by the government and from there, they cannot do anything during the time.
“Ano ba magagawa namin, sinabi nila ibabalik, pero hindi naman naibalik. So, hindi ko alam kung anong ibig sabihin noon, kung these jewelry have been decided, transfer of ownership, or it is still in limbo, hindi ko na sinusundan ang kaso,” he said.
But still, the young Marcoses had wanted to take back the jewelry since those are owned by Imelda with some piece has sentimental value to her.
“Hindi ako marunong sa alahas kaya hindi ko matukoy kung ano ang nawawala. But, I remember, kapag makikita ko, but there is no sentimental value to me, I know it is valuable, it is beautiful, I can appreciate it. But, iyon may sentimental value, kayang-kaya niyang ilista iyon, and she wanted to take it back, it is not just like that, siyempre, binili din nya iyon.,” Marcos concluded.