Allegedly, the Marcoses owns seven tons of gold bars which worth is about P15-trillion and that is more than the country's total debts.
On 2013 during Mel Tiangco's interview to former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos, the former said that her family is more than willing to share their wealth not only to the Philippines but the world as well. The former First Lady showed a gallery of 350,000 documents that were used against her on the biggest 4-year case in New York.
Imelda Marcos was cleared of all charges on July 2, 1990 where in she allegedly raided the Philippines treasury and invested the money in United States. Jurors weren't convinced that Mrs. Marcos was knowledgeable of any illegal activities.
As Tiangco walks around the gallery, she said, "Mrs. Marcos, if go by all of this, you are rich beyond compare."
But instead of accepting what the veteran news anchor commented, Mrs. Marcos, said, "No. This will save the world. This is the reason why I want to survive and it's not for me anymore."
In disbelief, Tiangco asked if the Marcos widower is open and willing to share an amount of their wealth to the Philippines.
"Not only to the Filipinos," Imelda exclaimed. "To the world!"
The news anchor asked if they are willing to give it away to the Filipinos and even to the world, what is the former First Lady waiting for before she or her family execute their intentions.
The First Lady said, with the wealth they have, their hands are currently tired, with the everyone calling them thieves but in fact, they were the ones who were persecuted. Even the former President Ferdinand Marcos suffered because for this.
To win the case, the Marcos' widow stated that even before her husband became President, he already had gold deposits hidden which value increased as time passes by.
"When we started it was $32 and then $35 [per ounce of gold] now it's 1000, 300, 400, 500, 600, 800. Nag-iiba iba eh, ounce yan and we are sitting on gold," she said and that on 2013. Now 4 years have passed, an ounce of gold is $1,308.60 or Php 66835.44.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte himseld said that the Marcoses are hinting that they want to give or share a part of their hidden wealth to the Philippines.
"The Marcoses, I will not name the spokesman, sabi nila, ‘we’ll open everything and hopefully return yung mga nakita na talaga. Sabi nila na, malaki ang deficit mo, maybe the projected spending pero hindi ito malaki baka makatulong, but we are ready to open and bring back, sabi niya, pati yung a few gold bars. Just a few pero isauli nila," Duterte said in a speech.
"Para walang… and the only reason sabi nila (they said), their father was protecting the economy for the eventual, kung maalis siya (if he will be removed). But he was thought of regaining the Malacañang and that is why ganito ang lumabas parang naitago," he added.
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But now that the Marcoses are opening up the issue of giving a part of their own wealth to the country, why are some people questioning it? The keep on giving it a malice.
The persecuted Marcos family are probably willing to share it now because they know the Duterte will not use it for his own good and they trust that this current administration will use it for the benefit of all Filipinos.
Why will they give it during the Aquino administration and the other previous administration who have been endlessly persecuting and calling them thieves.
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