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Tinago lang, di ninakaw: Duterte claims Marcos stashed billions to protect economy

Aug 29, 2017 @ 21:19

The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos claimed he amassed billions of pesos in public funds during his rule as a way of protecting the Philippine economy, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

In a speech at the oathtaking of new public officials in Malacanang Tuesday (August 29), Duterte said the Marcoses gave a noble reason for their patriarch’s theft.

“And the only reason really was sabi nila, that the father was protecting the economy. Now, of course, the eventual kung maalis siya. But he was thought of regaining the Malacañan and that is why ganito ang lumabas. Parang naitago,” he said.

Duterte said the Marcoses have expressed willingness to return some of the ill-gotten wealth they amassed.

“Sabi nila na they’ll open everything and probably return ‘yung nakita lang. Sabi nila na, ‘malaki ang deficit mo sa…’ ‘Maybe this year, ang projected deficit spending would be big,’ sabi niya. Baka makatulong. Pero hindi ito malaki,” he said.

In addition to money, Duterte said the Marcoses also plan to return “a few gold bars.”

The President said he is already looking for a guy who could handle the negotiation with the Marcoses for the return of ill-gotten wealth.

“I will accept the explanation, whether or not it is true, wala na eh. And they are ready to return,” he said.

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  • niuginicebeer2009

    may bagong spoke person ang mga marcos…….Mr. President di tama yan…dala dalawa trabaho mo..di pwedeng presidente private spoke person ka naman ng mga marcos….conflict of interest yan….

  • winston del cruz

    Mga ka DDS itinago lang daw ni marcos ang mga kayamanan to protect the economy sabi ng poon natin. Sambahin muna natin si poon digong at iiling iling ang ulo bago tayo magkomento ano.

    • Erlina Panal


    • Luigi Azura

      A gold reserve is the gold held by a national central bank, intended as a store of value and as a guarantee to redeem promises to pay depositors, note holders (e.g. paper money), or trading peers, or to secure a currency. It has been estimated that all the gold mined by the end of 2011 totaled 171,300 tonnes.

      BOBO KA

  • playamoth

    Akala ng pasang awang ito tanga mga Pilipino. Kinakahiya ka ng iyong Ina at nagsisising niluwal ka niya sa mundo.

  • Gad Guillen

    Filipino majority during Marcos were middle-class & poor doesn’t owned a gold bar. What gold bars your family had that Marcos stole? President Duterte is the best spoke person for millions who voted him. Biased journalists & media will keep on lying for a living. Spreading “gold bars were stolen” will be the excuses for other nation not to return it back to the Philippines.


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