Imelda wants seized paintings back

By , on October 2, 2014

Imelda Marcos (Photo:
Imelda Marcos (Photo:

MANILA – Following the confiscation of 15 paintings from the Marcos’ residence in San Juan, lawyers of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos are now planning their next move.

A source said in a report yesterday that Marcos’ lawyers met yesterday and drafted two legal options including the possible filing of a motion for reconsideration or appeal before the anti-graft court.

They are also looking into questioning the Sandiganbayan’s order before the Supreme Court.

“She feels frustrated that she and her family continue to be persecuted but we explained the legal issues to her and the situation,” the source said.

The source also added that it might be possible that only the former first lady knows where the other paintings are kept.

She said that Marcos is staying at her condominium unit in Makati City trying to recover from her confinement in a private hospital in Manila because of serious colds and fever.

Meanwhile, the PCGG will be seeking the help of international auction houses including Christie’s and Sotheby’s to determine the authenticity of the seized artworks.

As of writing, PCGG Chairman Andres Bautista said they are yet to do the final estimate of the paintings’ value.