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Parang nanalo sa UAAP! UP Diliman students celebrate Imelda Marcos’ graft conviction with bonfire

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The University of the Philippines’ chances of winning the UAAP Men’s Basketball championship may be slim, but its students still found a reason to hold a bonfire.

Students of the Diliman campus gathered at the Sunken Garden Friday (November 9) for a bonfire celebrating the Sandiganbayan’s conviction of former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos for graft.

At the bonfire, student leaders also called on the youth to hold other members of the Marcos family accountable for their crimes, including plundering the country’s coffers and human rights violations during Martial Law.

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division found Marcos guilty of graft over her alleged financial interests in foundations based in Switzerland when she was Minister of Human Settlements and an interim member of Congress during the presidency of her husband, Ferdinand Marcos.

The former First Lady was sentenced to a minimum of six years and one month to a maximum prison sentence of 11 years for each of the seven counts of graft she was found guilty of.

Marcos’ camp said she will appeal the anti-graft court’s decision.