Karapatan on the recent Sandiganbayan ruling on Imelda Marcos

We welcome the recent Sandiganbayan ruling finding Imelda Marcos guilty under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act as among the victories by the Filipino people in obtaining justice and accountability against the Marcos dictatorship. We however lament that it had to take 22 long years since the ouster of Marcos to attain such a ruling under the Philippine justice system. We are also ambivalent on the implementation of such a ruling based on two issues: 1) the current regime’s coddling and political rehabilitation of the Marcoses and 2) the machinations of the Marcoses to evade accountability. 

With the said Sandiganbayan ruling, we demand the immediate arrest and imprisonment of Imelda Marcos. We demand the return of the billions of public funds stolen by the Marcoses to the Filipino people. We demand that the Filipino people be accorded genuine justice for the human rights violations, plunder, corruption and puppetry of the Marcos regime. 


Cristina Palabay, Secretary General, 0917-3162831

Roneo “Jigs” Clamor, Deputy Secretary General, 09997721233