BERN, Switzerland — Former Philippines President Ferdinand E. Marcos was declared an "undesirable person" today and barred from Switzerland, where he is believed to have stashed between $5 billion and $10 billion allegedly bilked from Filipino coffers.
The action was taken by the Swiss government following information that Marcos, who was deposed in February and now is living in exile in Hawaii, was planning to come to Switzerland, government spokesman Achille Casanova said.
He said it applied to Marcos, the former chief of the Philippine armed forces, Gen. Fabian Ver, and the families of both men, a total of 13 people.
Swiss border points were instructed to bar Marcos and his entourage from entering. Casanova said Marcos was informed of the measure through the Swiss honorary consul in Hawaii.