Wednesday, February 09, 2005

NR0209: Bong Bong and his mom

Mula sa Tanggapan ni Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran
News Release February 9, 2005
House of Representatives, South Wing Rm 602
931-6615 Ina Alleco R. Silverio, Chief of Staff
Cellphone number 09213907362

Bong Bong lies; heirs of Marcos colluding with Macapagal-Arroyo
administration to deny human rights victims their just indemnification - Rep.

Anakpawis Representative Crispin Beltran today said that Ilocos Norte Gov.
Ferdinand "Bong Bong" Marcos truly does take after his mother. "Marcos Jr must
be suffering from premature senility. By supporting the settlement of the
Marcos estate, he is admitting that there is such an estate and such
ill-gotten wealth has grown to such massive amounts. But for him to say that he
doesn't know where they are and that it's not his family's responsibility to
turn these over for the indemnification of the victims of his family's
dictatorship is such a blatant lie and yet another insult against the victims
and their families," he said.

Beltran echoed the query of fellow Anakapawis solon Rafael Mariano in asking
where the assets are. "Massive figures are being mentioned, along with facts
regarding the shares and stocks the Marcoses have brought during the years they
were in power. So where's the money? Bong Bong Marcos and perhaps even his
sister Rep. Imee Marcos have knowledge regarding this, and it's an outrage that
they are not telling. The courts should compel the Marcos to speak once and for
all," he said.

The veteran labor leader turned lawmaker said that Marcos Jr was being
delusional when he denies his family's responsibility towards the victims of
his father's dictatorship. "He's passing the buck to the Macapagal-Arroyo
administration, and this only strengthens the strong suspicions that the
Marcos family in conniving with the Macapagal-Arroyo administration in keeping
the true location and amount of Marcos ill-gotten wealth under wraps so they
won't have to release the funds to the Marcos victims," he said.

"Pres. Arroyo is not exerting enough political will in going after the Marcos
wealth bit instead in being wishy-washy on the matter. This case has dragged on
for years, and the justice still eludes the victims. Marcos heirs are in the
public arena and none of them have been convicted of the crimes they committed.
Pres. Arroyo along with the Marcoses should also be held responsible for this
unending series of injustices against the victims," he said. #


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