March 17, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Lara Wharton, Emory University School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the human rights abuses in the Philippines...On February 25, 2013, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III signed the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act into law. The act addresses the ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed legislation to compensate the victims of human rights abuses committed 27 years ago under the regime of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 will allocate 10 billion pesos (USD ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Congress of the Philippines on Thursday approved a bill on its second reading allocating 10 billion pesos (USD $246 million) for the victims of human rights abuses committed by the regime of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Approximately 10,000 people can claim compensation based on abuses ...[read more]
April 12, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The Philippine anti-graft court, the Sandiganbayan, said Monday that it ordered Imelda Marcos, wife of deceased Philippine ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos, to return USD $280,000 in state funds stolen by her husband. The money was stolen from the National Food Authority, a government agency ...[read more]
December 5, 2009
by Daniel Makosky
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation 1959 on Friday, imposing martial law and suspending habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao, the first presidential imposition of martial law in the country since Ferdinand Marcosí fall in 1986. The move, announced Saturday... ...[read more]
November 15, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday remanded a case involving the assets of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos to the district court for investigation. The court found that 30 million dollars held by Merrill Lynch for more than 30 years has been handled in a... ...[read more]
September 21, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation 1081, implementing martial law in the Philippines. Marcos used the proclamation not only to suppress a communist insurgency but to eliminate political opponents as well. He remained in power until he was forced from office and ...[read more]
January 12, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland ruled Monday that more than $8 million deposited by a former associate of late president Ferdinand Marcos must be returned to the Philippines government. This is the last of the money deposited in Swiss bank accounts before the overthrow of Marcos in 1986. ...[read more]
June 12, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Supreme Court handed down five decisions Thursday, including Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel, where the Court ruled that an interpleader action to determine ownership of assets held by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos cannot continue because an indispensable party is ...[read more]
March 17, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Philippines v. Pimentel, 06-1204, where the Court considered whether some 9,000 plaintiffs seeking to recover assets held by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos can be awarded assets claimed by the government of the Philippines. The ...[read more]

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