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Marcoses not opposed to exhibit on Imelda jewelry—Bongbong Marcos


MANILA, Philippines—Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Wednesday his mother had already thought of displaying her jewelry when they were still in power.

But putting the jewelry up for auction would be a different and more difficult issue, he added.

The senator recalled having family talks where his mother’s famed jewels were discussed.

“I remember we talked about it several times.  She asked, ‘what shall I do with these?’ The family agreed to put it in public display because the people deserve to see them,” he said in Filipino.

Which means the PCGG plan to exhibit his mother’s gems is a welcome move.

But Senator Marcos raised his mother’s complaint about missing jewelry after reading a list of her seized jewelry provided by the PCGG.

“I have no idea how many pieces are no longer accounted for but when we once asked for the list from the PCGG, my mother noted that many were not on the list,” he told reporters.

“The question she asked was ‘bakit konti na lang ‘yun (why are there only a few left)?’” the senator added.

Not being the sentimental type, the younger Marcos said he could not recall a specific piece that would elicit memories for him.

“I know it’s valuable and beautiful.  I recall some pieces that my dad gave my mother on her birthday or at Christmas.   I’m sure she can tell you which ones,” he said.

The senator turned grim when asked about the PCGG plan to put the pieces up for sale.

“Has it already decided that these jewelry transferred ownership? Or is the whole case still in limbo?  I’m not following the case very intently but I can tell you, she did not just get those jewelry.  She bought those (“hindi naman basta kinuha lang ‘yun, siya ang bumili n’un”),” he said.

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Tags: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. , Imelda Marcos , jewelry , Museums , Presidential Commission on Good Government

  • Luthmar

    Ayyyyyyyyyyyy, Bong Bong.  Of course, your dear mother bought them.  But, whose money did she spend to acquire all those magnificent jewelries.  Even the Queen of England does not have
    them even if she can afford to buy them, legitimately and honestly.

    Encourage your mother to give up claims on those jewelries so that the govt, can already
    sell them without any legal barriers.  The country and the Filipinos own those jewelries.  Give them up.  That’s the right thing to do.

  • Magbilat Sa Araw

    The Marcoses will always be remembered for their generosity. Instead of keeping their jewelry and other well-cherished treasures to themselves, the Marcoses are willing to share them in museums. Instead of bitterly going after the jewelry that were lost to theft during Cory’s watch, the Marcoses would rather help the country’s tourism. Instead of starving landless peasants as the Cojuangcos did, the Marcoses are creating jobs and promoting the Philippines. Instead of spreading immoral values like the promiscuous Kris and homosexual Noynoy, the Marcoses are harnessing creativity, instilling self-reliance and teaching the future generation to appreciate art and beauty. This is the reason why so many Filipinos here and abroad have never waned in their deep love for the Marcoses. Not even the self-inflicted death of Ninoy can change that. Nor can the cancerous death of Cory revise history. The Marcoses will be loved forever. And that love is here to stay.

    • tagasampaloc

      Tell it to the marine!!!!!hehehehe

    • jElly_aCe

       korek! dami lng kc nadala sa drama ni cory yan ang hilig ng pnoys teleserye at superstitous

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSFBL2UPAYEEIHSZWI35OB3ZEQ jun

    why oppose? it was decided that the jewels were acquired through illegal means, meaning hindi yun sainyo kundi nakuha nyo gamit ang perang nakaw. kahit itapon yun sa dagat ng gobyerno, wala na kayong habol. mga gahaman!

  • skyrockettt

    Have you heard of the stories about the Yamashita treasure that the late Ferdinand Marcos was rumored to have collected from different areas across the PH during his term as President? Mostly from Luzon? That most likely explains why Marcos had such wealth then. Those treasures were burried by the Japanese before the Americans came to the PH. Those treasures were loots from different Asian countries and the Japanese burried most of these loots in the PH, hoping they will be able to come back to them after the war. Some of these treasures were rumored to have fallen to Marcos’ hands. He was really wealthy. Some people were just jealous. 

  • My_Behind

    Mamatay na sana ang magnanakaw!

  • jElly_aCe

    aminin man o nde, mas maganda at maginhawa ang buhay nong panahon ni marcos.. walang rape, akyat bahay gang, kriminals at anu anu pa at higit sa lhat may disiplina ang bwat pnoy kya nong panahon ung pnaka angat ang pnas sa buong asia. dami din project c marcos na nde natuloy kc dami inngit sa knya like ung lamesa dam at bataan nuclear power plant e d sana wala na tau prob sa kuryente at baha. matalino kc c marcos plage png long term ang isip nya and opkors ung mga pnatayong buildings ni melda na hanggat ngyn pnakikinabangan prin ng mga pnoys at kaka lungkot man ilang president na nagdaan wala prin npatayo kht isa. sabe ng lht kawatan c marcos ang tanong ko .. CNU BA ANG NDE???? hehe kung kwatan man c marcos at;atleast xa lng at mga close sa knya at malaki ang nagawa ni marcos sa pnas, e ngyn kht baranggay tanod kawatan na rin so san ka pa? aq, don na lng sa kawatan na may nagagawa pra sa bayan kesa nmn kawatan na nga wala png nagawa hehehe

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