Fact check: No court ruled that Marcos should give back his alleged ‘ill-gotten wealth’

Fact check: No court ruled that Marcos should give back his alleged ‘ill-gotten wealth’

- A social media post claimed that no court in the country ruled that the Marcos family must give back their money to the country

- The post mentioned that no court was able to prove the alleged “ill-gotten wealth” of the Marcos family

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the people

- The Supreme Court has ruled that the Marcos family was guilty of large-scale fraud in 2003, 2012, and 2017

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A social media post has claimed that no court in the Philippines has ruled that late President Ferdinand Marcos must give back the money he “stole” from the country.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false.

In a report by French news agency Agence France-Presse, the post also mentioned that it was the Aquinos who allegedly stole money from the Philippines.

“Kahit saang korte nyo dalhin ang sinasabi nyong magnanakw cla...wala pa kayong napatunayan na nagnakaw sila... dahil ang totoo ay PERA nila yan. Hindi nakaw!” it read in the post.

“Pinag ininteresan nyo lng ang kayamanan nila, dahil Hindi nyo mkukuha,, at dahil sa inggit nyo lalo n mga AQUINONG SWAPANG at ganid sa kapangyarihan! bkit Hindi cla ang kasuhan nyo at ibabalita man lng? Puro kayo hearsay!” it added.

The post showed a photo that has texts which read: “To all anti-Marcos, sa buong mundo walang korte na nagsasabing magnanakaw ang mga Marcos.”

“Puro lang kayo hearsay. Wehhhh nasa Guinness world book record daw ngayon palabasin niyo nga saang korte nagsabi na magnanakaw ang mga Marcos?” it added.

Agence France-Presse reported that the Supreme Court of the Philippines has ruled that the Marcos family was guilty of large-scale fraud in 2003, 2012, and 2017.

On July 15, 2003, the court ruled that Marcos’ Swiss bank account had deposits amounting to over $658 million to be forfeited by the government.

Fact check: No court ruled that Marcos should give back his alleged ‘ill-gotten wealth’

Screenshot from Agence France-Presse
Source: Facebook

You may read more about the case here.

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On April 25, 2012, a court ruled that the Marcos family must give back over $3 million to the government.

You may check the court ruling here.

Meanwhile, on January 18, 2017, Supreme Court affirmed a Sandiganbayan judgment which forfeited pieces of jewelry recovered from the Marcoses called the "Malacañang Collection".

In a report by KAMI before, former First Lady Imelda Marcos was found “guilty” of graft connected to their supposed Swiss bank accounts by the Sandiganbayan 5th Division.

Born on September 11, 1917, Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was the 10th President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In 1972, he declared martial law.

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