Fact check: Video of Marcos’ home being demolished as ‘ordered’ by Aquino

Fact check: Video of Marcos’ home being demolished as ‘ordered’ by Aquino

- A video was posted on social media and claimed that the late President Cory Aquino ordered to demolish the property of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

- The video shows former First Lady Imelda Marcos pleading to the construction workers to stop the demolition

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

- The Philippines’ Presidential Commission on Good Government was tasked to recover the supposed ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family

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A video showing former First Lady Imelda Marcos has been circulating on social media. The post claims that the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino ordered the demolition of the Marcos's home.

However, KAMI learned that the claim in the post was false.

In a report by French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), the video shows Mrs. Marcos pleading to the construction workers to stop the demolition of her home. A logo of the Associated Press (AP) was superimposed on the upper right part of the video.

The video has been shared by Facebook page Hide from Books Story. It has been shared on social media for over 6,000 times.

"HOUSES OF MARCOS FAMILY, ORDERED DEMOLISHED BY CORY AQUINO #ferdinandmarcos #marcos #pilipinas #maharlika #ophirians,” it read in the caption.

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AFP conducted a reverse image search and discovered that the video was recorded by the Associated Press in December 1994, two years after Aquino finished her term.

The Philippines’ Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) was tasked to recover the supposed ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family. The PCGG sequestered the home of Marcos.

The house in the video was secured by the government and was sold to a private individual. Later on, Imelda sued the PCGG, claiming that the government had no right to sell their property.

Fact check: Video of Marcos’ home being demolished as ‘ordered’ by Aquino

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However, the case was dismissed by the Ombudsman on June 11, 1999.

The Marcos family was accused of having ill-gotten wealth worth $10 billion during his two-decade term.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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