January 9, 1991 |
The Philippine Supreme Court refused today to block an auction in New York of artworks owned by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, despite an appeal by prominent Filipino artists. Later, a prominent lawyer said he will file a second motion to stop or annul the sale of the 71 Old Masters' paintings and 71 crates of antique silverware to be offered Thursday and Friday by Christie's. The sale is to take place under an agreement with the Presidential Commission on Good Government.
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November 10, 1990 |
A Los Angeles federal court judge Friday rejected Imelda Marcos' contention that she had negotiated an agreement to end a multibillion-dollar fraud suit lodged against her and her late husband, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos and her lawyers asserted that Philippine government officials had agreed to end the suit in exchange for 60% of the remaining Marcos funds in five Hong Kong banks.
September 28, 1990 |
A court today convicted 16 people of murdering President Corazon Aquino's husband and acquitted 20 others in the 1983 slaying at the Manila airport . "I think not only I but the entire Filipino people have been waiting for the decision of the court," Corazon Aquino told reporters. The verdict in the 3 1/2-year trial was announced on the first anniversary of the death in exile of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who many Filipinos believe ordered the slaying of Sen.
June 6, 1990 |
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed indictments against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and 22 others accused of participating in December's failed coup, ruling that the charges are not valid. Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan said the justices voted 11 to 2 against reviewing a 1956 court decision, thereby overturning the charges, which combined rebellion and murder. Two justices were absent or abstained, Fernan said. Enrile and the others faced charges stemming from the Dec.
March 7, 1990 |
The Philippine Supreme Court ordered jailed opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile released on $4,600 bail Tuesday in an apparent setback to President Corazon Aquino's recent attempts to crack down on alleged coup plotters. But the high court postponed deciding the more ticklish question of whether the government's charge of "rebellion with murder" against Enrile and six others is unconstitutional. Enrile's lawyers insist that the charge, which stems from last December's failed coup, does not exist.
October 30, 1989
In response to your article "Suit Accuses L.A. County of Coercing Donations" (Metro, Oct. 23) I would like to reaffirm United Way's position in this matter. It is both stated policy and firm practice of this and every other United Way in California not to pressure any individuals to give--however worthy the cause. To do otherwise would misrepresent the spirit of United Way--a spirit that embodies the very essence of voluntarism.
October 28, 1989 |
The Philippine Supreme Court refused Friday to allow Ferdinand E. Marcos' body or members of his immediate family to return to the Philippines, ending a brief but bitter legal battle to bury the former president at home. Upholding a ban imposed by President Corazon Aquino, the court rejected by a vote of 8 to 7 a petition filed by Marcos supporters on Oct. 2 asking that the dictator's remains be returned from Honolulu, where he died in exile on Sept. 28 at the age of 72.
October 27, 1989 |
The Supreme Court of the Philippines today narrowly rejected a petition to let the family of Ferdinand E. Marcos bring his body home for burial, ruling 8-7 that the ousted president is still a threat to national security. President Corazon Aquino, who was swept to power in a 1986 popular revolt that ended Marcos' 20-year rule, immediately welcomed the court's decision and called for unity.
October 10, 1988 |
A Philippine court today rejected a petition by deposed ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos to return home and answer corruption charges, saying the decision is up to President Corazon Aquino. Justice Romeo Escareal issued the ruling a month before the court begins a pretrial hearing on allegations that Marcos received millions of dollars in kickbacks from Japanese companies during his 20-year rule. Aquino has barred Marcos' return from exile in Hawaii, calling him a threat to national security.
February 26, 1988 |
As tens of thousands of Filipinos danced to Donna Summer, prayed to the Virgin Mary and gawked at fireworks, sky lasers and confetti-spewing helicopters Thursday in a daylong celebration of the 1986 "People Power Revolution," Chris Albrecht and Hal McElroy were not having a good day.