Imelda Marcos

Philippines to probe ‘secret’ Marcos offshore trust after leaks expose rich who hide cash

Imee Marcos, daughter of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Philippine government said on Thursday it planned to investigate an allegation that the eldest daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was the beneficiary of a secret offshore trust.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 10:07am 2 comments

Philippines set to end hunt for Marcos’ wealth chase

 Imelda Marcos kisses the glass coffin of her husband, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, in 2010. Photo: AP

The Philippines is to wind down a near-30-year hunt for the embezzled wealth of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with more than half the supposed US$10 billion (about HK$78 billion) fortune still missing, the man in charge of the search said.

1 Jan 2013 - 12:00pm

US court reveals secret of Marcos artworks

Vilma Bautista

In late 1985, with the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines in sight, a large truck pulled up in front of the Upper East Side townhouse where Imelda Marcos stayed and threw parties while in New York.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Asia news in brief - September 7, 2012

Explosives were found in this Jakarta house. Photo: AFP

Imelda Marcos' seized jewels to go on display

7 Sep 2012 - 2:12am

Philippines plans to put Imelda jewels on display

A Presidential Commission on Good Goverment (PCGG) official shows a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. Photo: AFP

The Philippines said on Thursday it planned to soon put on public display jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos, hoping they will be a tourist draw.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:22pm

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

Charity garden party offers the best of all things Italian

Tai-tais and elegant ladies, mark this day on your calendar. It's the annual Italian Day at Sandy Bay, Pok Fu Lam. More than half a million dollars worth of the finest Italian products will go on sale. What's more, it's all for a good cause.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Here Lies Love David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (CD)

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne became intrigued by the life of former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, and the woman who looked after her, Estrella Cumpas.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

David Byrne's ode to Imelda

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne became intrigued by the life of former first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and the woman who looked after her, Estrella Cumpas.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1990

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is acquitted of looting her homeland's treasury of hundreds of millions of dollars to buy real estate, jewellery and art.

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Philippine courts allow Marcos to visit mainland and Hong Kong

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Marcos on verge of a deal to return the stolen millions

The last person Ricardo Abcede expected to get a dinner invitation from was Imelda Marcos. Mr Abcede is head of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, the Philippine government agency charged with recovering the plundered wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his business cronies.

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

Imelda Marcos cancels HK trip in wake of tragedy

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has cancelled a medical trip to Hong Kong so she can visit her tragedy-stricken home province of Leyte.

Marcos, 76, claimed yesterday she had been raising money for a court bond to allow her trip to the city this week to see Chinese medicine practitioners for a cough and weak knees when the tragedy struck.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Hollow miracle

The final act in bringing down Ferdinand Marcos drew to its crescendo 20 years ago in the Philippines.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Reserve elected seats for women

There is some hope yet that the deadening gloom surrounding the government's next constitutional report might be lightened somewhat by the 'district council model' described in Chris Yeung's column 'Fresh winds of change' (September 21).

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am