Imee Marcos: It took over 30 years to prove our innocence

By: Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net October 08,2019 - 07:29 PM

Sen. Imee Marcos. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA,  Philippines— It might have taken  more than 30 years “to prove our innocence” but Senator Imee Marcos was  grateful just the same.

For lack of evidence, the Sandiganbayan has junked a civil case involving an alleged Marcos ill-gotten wealth worth P1.052 billion.

The ruling was made on September 25, but was made public by the media only on Tuesday.

READ: Sandiganbayan junks another ill-gotten wealth case vs. Marcoses

 

The  senator  initially refused to comment when asked in an interview at the Senate, saying she has yet to read the new report.

“Ay meron bang ganun? Babasahin ko muna kasi hindi ako makapag-comment at hindi ko alam,”  she said.

(Is there any? I’ll read it first because I don’t  know about it so I can’t comment.)

“Ang sa akin na lamang eh talagang syempre  nagpapasalamat tayo na  sa haba ng panahon at sa dami ng kaso ay wala naman palang ebidensya.”

(Of course for me, we are truly thankful that after so many years and with such a lot of cases, it turns out there was no evidence.)

“So after all these years,  it took what, 30 plus years to prove our innocence?” Marcos added. /jpv

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