An appraiser from Christie's auction house inspects some of the jewellery that was seized. Photo: AP

Philippines to auction huge cache of ill-gotten jewellery seized from Imelda Marcos, wife of former dictator Ferdinand

  • The items, estimated to be worth about US$19 million in 2015, include Indian diamonds, Burmese rubies and Colombian emeralds
  • They were seized in Hawaii, where the Marcos family had been living in exile following the so-called People Power Revolution of 1986
Topic |   The Philippines

TOP PICKS

An appraiser from Christie's auction house inspects some of the jewellery that was seized. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Bloomberg

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte claims he was gay before but ‘cured himself’ with help from ‘beautiful women’

  • Duterte was speaking to Filipino community in Tokyo, and took the opportunity to say Senator Antonio Trillanes, one of his critics, was gay
  • The Philippines has a reputation for openness toward homosexuality, but watchdogs warn legal protections are lacking
Topic |   The Philippines

TOP PICKS

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Bloomberg
READ FULL ARTICLE