The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said they were taking into consideration the health of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos in complying with the arrest order to be issued by the court.
The Philippine National Police isn’t in a rush to arrest former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos despite a Sandiganbayan decision ordering her to be jailed for a minimum of six months for graft.
The Sandiganbayan has cleared former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos of graft in one of the foundations she was accused of having financial interests in because it was her husband, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, calling the shots.
An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday the Sandiganbayan’s decision convicting former First Lady Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft does not disqualify her from running in the May 2019 mid-term polls since the verdict is not yet final.
Former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos cannot invoke her old age or any humanitarian reasons to resist an impending arrest following her graft conviction, Akbayan Partylist Rep. Tom Villarin said.
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has found former First Lady Imelda Marcos guilty beyond reasonable doubt of abusing her post during her husband’s regime to stash their family’s ill-gotten wealth in Swiss bank accounts.
The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the 2008 ruling of Court of Appeals on the acquittal of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos over her dollar salting case where she allegedly stashed millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.
President Rodrigo Duterte once again tickled the public’s curiosity about possibly having romantic feelings for Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat when she jokingly referred to himself as the “son-in-law” of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Bert Romulo.
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