Vice President Leni Robredo said court decisions here and abroad stand as an obvious proof of the ill-gotten wealth amassed by the Marcos family.
VP Leni pointed to the rulings after President Rodrigo Duterte asserted that there is still no proof of such, despite numerous decisions in local and overseas cases, including from the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 (R.A. 10368) states that the reparation for the victims of Martial Law will come from some P10 billion that the Marcoses hid in Swiss banks—funds that were ordered to be transferred back to the Philippines.
“Hindi totoo na walang proof, kasi marami nang kasong nadesisyunan. Alam natin iyon. Marami nang kasong nadesisyunan, hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas, pero pati mga courts sa Switzerland at saka sa US, na mayroon nang judgment,” she said in an interview Thursday with DYMD 93.7 Energy FM in Dumaguete City.
“’Di ba pinapabayad niya sila, pinapabalik iyong perang ninakaw? In fact, mayroon nang mga victims ng Martial Law na nakatanggap na nakatanggap na ng bayad. So hindi ko alam kung saan nanggagaling iyong statement na iyon, kasi ano naman, official records iyong mga desisyon ng mga korte, na sinasabi na talagang may kasalanan, kaya nga pinapabalik iyong pera,” added Robredo.
VP Leni has been vocal in her criticism of the Marcoses on key issues, including the billions stolen from the nation’s coffers and the thousands of human rights abuses recorded under Martial Law. She has also opposed moves of the administration to help the family revise history—notably the burial of the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
She beat the late dictator’s son, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in the 2016 vice presidential race.