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Wala namang angal: Late ex-envoy Benedicto removed from Marcos forfeiture suit

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After a compromise deal with the government almost three decades ago, the estate of late of former Ambassador Roberto Benedicto has been excluded from forfeiture proceedings over the estimated P102 billion Marcos ill-gotten wealth.

The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division has issued a resolution which formally removed estate of the alleged crony of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from the proceedings under Civil Case No. 0034.

“Considering that there is no objection on the part of the plaintiff for the name of Roberto S. Benedicto to be dropped as party-defendant in the instant case in view of its confirmation that said defendant and the government through the PCGG (Presidential Commission on Good Government) entered into a Compromise Agreement, which was duly approved by this Court and affirmed by the Supreme Court,” the resolution read.

The court noted that his estate reached a compromise agreement with the PCGG back in 1990 even before his passing on May 15, 2000.

The compromise deal was made in exchange for the full takeover of his properties including television networks IBC-13 and RPN-9.