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Filipinos of Japanese Descent

Murder victim's sister flees to HK

The daughter of a prominent Philippine politician suspected in the murder of her brother has fled the country on a Hong Kong-bound flight.

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

Murder reveals tangled family web of senator

A prominent Philippine politician who is believed to have fathered at least 80 children buried one of them yesterday, his favourite son, as police charged two others with ordering the killing.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Marcos' son still eyes share of loot

The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said he still hopes to secure some of the cash and property the government says his family looted during 20 years of brutal rule.

He also confirmed for the first time that he had a direct hand in trying to withdraw US$200 million from a secret family bank account with Credit Suisse in Switzerland.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Anger at hint of deal on Marcos loot

President's spokesman talks of compromise in hunt for the billions dictator stole

Public outrage is growing over the government's moves to cut a deal with the Marcos family over the looting of an estimated US$10 billion from the state treasury.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Compromise on Marcos billions is unacceptable

Authorities never cut deals with bank robbers; the money that was stolen is recovered and returned and the thief jailed. Casting former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in such a light may seem simplistic, given that he, his family and cronies allegedly stole billions of dollars from the government's coffers, but the case is nonetheless as straightforward.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Diaz's never-ending story of amnesia, apathy, sex, lies and Marcos

Filipino director Lav Diaz's last release was only five hours long, so he thought he'd go further next time.

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

The fall of people power

This week, the country marks the 19th anniversary of the peaceful 'people power' uprising which freed us from the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Oops, wait a minute, I have just remembered that Imelda Marcos is suing people who call her dead former husband a 'dictator'.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Swindling history

Poor Imelda Marcos is hurting. For years, people have called Ferdinand, her late husband, a crook, a despot and worse, and it has been an agony for her.

18 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Lost fortune - bank should search again

Your reports about the man claiming to be the son of the late president Ferdinand Marcos, and his attempts to get US$90 billion out of HSBC, recorded yet another chapter in the saga of exhaustive efforts by the Philippine Government to retrieve those parts of the Marcos fortune which were stashed abroad.

HSBC has said it does not hold any secret Marcos accounts.

21 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Fugitive businessman 'seemed credible'

A businessman posing as the illegitimate son of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos treated staff to a lavish gambling trip to Macau before disappearing overseas.

'Edilberto Marcos' - wanted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption over a US$148 billion (HK$1,150 billion) fraud case - stopped paying staff in October, a former employee said yesterday.

31 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Three years for swindler

A Filipino businessman who swindled $3.89 million from an SAR merchant by claiming to be related to late former dictator Ferdinand Marcos was jailed for three years by the District Court. Raj Rajal Rey Rivero Ramal, 42, was introduced to local businessmen in early 1998 as someone who was 'linked to Marcos'.

20 May 2000 - 12:00am


R.L.T. Harrison (letter headlined, 'Sad habits', South China Morning Post, April 22) must have been referring to the periodic giving-out of awards to achievers in the Philippines, including presidential awards.

27 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Imelda marks curious political return

FORMER first lady Imelda Marcos took her place in the House of Representatives yesterday, marking a mini-political comeback by the Marcos family, but it is unlikely she will amount to anything more than a historical curiosity.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Quit politics

I REFER to the article headlined, 'Imelda fights back', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on April 27 and felt I could not let the article go without responding to it. The Filipino people gave Imelda Marcos and her family a chance. She should feel grateful that she was given that chance.

10 May 1995 - 12:00am

Moral precedent set

AN American court's decision to award damages to some 9,000 victims of the Philippine dictator, the late Ferdinand Marcos, is an unusual, but positive, development. The US$766.4 million (about HK$5.67 billion) the court decided to allocate goes some way to compensate for the suffering Marcos inflicted on his opponents and sends a signal to other dictators.

20 Jan 1995 - 12:00am