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Jessica Soho embarrasses Marcoses on TV: Imee loses composure explaining ill-gotten wealth, Bongbong looks up to heaven for help

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Broadcast Journalist Jessica Soho put the Marcoses firmly in their place with blunt and incisive questions on their ill-gotten weath in GMA’s senatorial debate.

Senatorial bet Imee Marcos visibly lost her composure when the debate kicked off with an embarrassing question on the billions stolen by her family which clearly set a bad tone for the rest of the debate.

Soho first confronted Imee about her denial that they stole their billions from the government and that these accusations have not yet been proven in court. Soho backed her question with official data of how much loot the government has recovered from the Marcoses and their cronies since 1986.

“Sinabi nyo na political accusations lang at hindi pa napatunayan sa korte ang mga paratang na ang inyong pamilya ay may ill gotten wealth.

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Pero sa datos po ng PCGG or Presidential Commission on Good Government, mayroon na pong 170 billion plus na narecover mula sa inyong pamilya bilang ill-gotten wealth. Paano niyo po kukumbinsihin ang mga botante sa Mayo na hindi nga po yun illegal weath?” asked Soho.

Imee’s ear-to-ear smile was vaporized as she looked sullen and while trying to wriggle out of Soho’s question.

“Napakadami pang kaso na pending sa iba’t-iba pong mga korte. Handa po kaming ipagtanggol ang aming pangalan. at alam po natin na iyong PCGG ay magpapatuloy pero ayaw ko pong magcomment dahil interesado po kami.

Pero patuloy po naming ipagtatanggol at ipaglalaban, ebidensya sa ebidensya, dokumento sa dokumento, lahat ng mga paratang na ito,” Imee
said.

Soho’s follow up question pushed Imee in a deeper hole when she noted how Imee virtually admitting to her family’s crimes by approaching President Rodrigo Duterte to settle the issue on their ill-gotten wealth.

“Si Presidente Duterte po mismo ang nagsabi na kumausap po kayo sa kanya. kayo raw po mismo, para magsettle. Ibig sabihin nakahanda po ang inyong pamilya na magbalik maybe part o partial na wealth na described as ill-gotten. Paano po ninyo i-eexplain po ito,” asked Soho.

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A nervous Imee replied: “My family volunteered to President Duterte na makikipag-ugnayan at magco-cooperate kami sa pagbigay ng impormasyon, ano man ang pwede naming ibigay, ano man ang nalalaman namin, pati na rin ang mga papeles. Dahil alam namin na si duterte ay committed sa pagbabago at naniniwala kami sa agenda niya.” Her brother, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, who was in the audience, was caught on camera with a priceless reaction – eyes to the heaven probably seeking for divine intervention.

Imee also said she was open to signing a bank waiver of her bank deposits since she has been reporting regularly her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). But she suggested that this should be part of the qualification for all candidates.

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