Nakaraang hatol ng Sandigan ini-adopt ni Marcos bilang ebidensya sa ill-gotten wealth case

Nakaraang hatol ng Sandigan ini-adopt ni Marcos bilang ebidensya sa ill-gotten wealth case

August 10, 2022 @ 4:13 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Ini-adopt ni Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ang pitong Sandiganbayan decisions na bumabasura sa P302 bilyong halaga ng ill-gotten at forfeiture cases laban sa kanya at kanyang pamilya bilang ebidensya sa ill-gotten wealth case sa ilalim ng Civil Case 0014.

Sa proceedings nitong Miyerkules, pormal na ikinasa ng abogado ni Marcos na si Atty. Manuel Plaza III ang court pleading na i-adopt ang mga sumusunod na desisyon bilang bahagi ng kanilang depensa:

  • “Sandiganbayan Resolution dated December 16, 2019 for Civil Case 0002 junking the P200 billion forfeiture case vs. the President’s late father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., and siblings Imee and Irene;

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution dated October 14, 2019 for Civil Case 0007 dismissing a P267 million ill-gotten case against Marcos Sr. and his wife Imelda and their alleged cronies, namely President Fe Roa Gimenez and her husband, Ignacio Gimenez; Vilma Bautista and her husband, Gregorio, among others;

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution dated January 23, 2020 for Civil Case 0007 upholding the October 14, 2019 dismissal of the ill-gotten wealth case;

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution dated September 25, 2019 on Civil Case 0008 dismissing the P1.052 billion ill-gotten wealth case against Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., the Marcos couple, among others, in connection with the Tantoco clan’s 11 real estate properties located in the Philippines, Hawaii and Rome; shares of stocks in 19 companies; cash on hand and in bank; pieces of jewelry; notes, loans and mortgages receivable; motor vehicles and three Cessna aircraft;

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution dated November 20, 2019 denying the Philippine government’s appeal on the dismissal of the P1.052 billion ill-gotten wealth case under Civil Case 0008;

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution dated August 5, 2019 for Civil Case 0034 dismissing the P102-billion forfeiture case against Marcos Sr. and Imelda, as well as 11 of their alleged cronies; at

  • Sandiganbayan Resolution February 13, 2020 on Civil Case 0034 denying the Philippine government’s appeal on the August 2019 dismissal of P102 billion ill-gotten wealth case against Marcos Sr. and Imelda, as well as their 11 other alleged cronies.”

Inaakusahan ng Civil Case 0014 ang mag-asawang sina Rebecco at Erlinda Panlilio — umano’y business associates ng mga magulang ni Marcos Jr. — ng pagsisilbing “dummies upang makamkam ang pagmamay-ari sa ilang kompanya sa pagkuha ng financial assistance mula sa state institutions sa liberal terms “for their financial and pecuniary interests.”

Kabilang sa mga kompanyang ito ang Ternate Development Corp., Monte Sol Development Corporation, Olas del Mar Development Corporation, Fantasia Filipina Resort, Inc., Sulo Dobbs, Inc., Philippine Village, Inc., Silahis International Hotel, Inc., at Hotel Properties, Inc.

Inaakusahan din ng Civil Case 0014 ang mag-asawang Panlilio — maging si Modesto Enriquez, Trinidad Diaz-Enriquez, Leandro Enriquez, Guillermo Gastrock, Ernesto Abalos at Gregorio Castillo — ng pananamantala ng pagiging malapit sa mag-asawang Marcos upang isakatuparan ang mga balak “in order to enrich themselves at the expense of the Philippine government.”

Hindi naman inalmahan ng government prosecutors, sa pangunguna ni Senior State Solicitor Romeo Galzote ng Office of the Solicitor General, ang aksyon ni Marcos Jr.’na i-adopt ang nabanggit na Sandiganbayan decisions bilang ebidensya sa proceedings.

Sinabi ni Galzote na “the prosecution will rest its case,” subalit tinanong ni Sandiganbayan Second Division chairperson at Associate Justice Oscar Herrera Jr., “What about [the evidence] for Imelda, Imee, Irene?”

Inilahad ni Galzote at ng iba pang state prosecutors na  maghahain sila ng proper motion na humihiling sa korte na ideklara na ang ibang miyembro ng pamilya Marcos at Don Ferry — isa pang defendant na hindi pa nagsusumite ng ebidensya — ay nag-waive ng kanilang karapatan na maghain ng ebidensya kapag hindi sila nakapagsumite nito sa Setyembre 1, 22, at Oktubre 6 at 7.

Nang sabihin naman ni Justice Herrera na, “It should be only two days,” napagkasunduan ng government prosecutors na sa halip ay itakda ito sa Setyembre 1 at 22. RNT/SA