Robredo's message to Imelda Marcos: "Hindi dahil lampas 70 ka na, hindi ka makukulong. Nagagawa mo pa nga mag-party e." - The Daily Sentry

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Robredo's message to Imelda Marcos: "Hindi dahil lampas 70 ka na, hindi ka makukulong. Nagagawa mo pa nga mag-party e."

Vice President Leni Robredo has something to say with former first lady Imelda Marcos: "‘Kung kaya pang mag-party, kaya pang lumagi sa kulungan’. Image credit to Imeldific
Vice President Leni Robredo made a remark on former first lady and current Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos who was convicted of seven counts of grafts last Friday. 

Robredo said during an interview with RMN on Sunday, Imelda's conviction is a proof that there are a lot of criminal cases that happened during the Marcos regime that is now being exposed because of the conviction of Mrs. Marcos have to face. 

"Patunay lang naman ito na, unang una, marami talagang krimen na naganap noong panahon ng rehimeng Marcos," Robredo said.

"Ito kasi, lalo na kapag eleksyon, parati itong dine-deny. Naging isyu ito noong eleksyon; parating sinasabi wala naman daw conviction. Ito, ang pakiramdam natin, hustisya ito para sa mga naging biktima ng Martial Law," she added.

Marcos graft case

Marcos' graft cases stemmed from complaints filed in 1991 when prosecutors alleged that the Marcos family channeled public funds into their personal accounts overseas.

With her conviction, Marcos is sentenced to imprisonment of 6 years and 1 month to 11 years for each of the 7 counts, with perpetual disqualification from public office. 

Robredo on Marcos appeal for conviction

Marcos' camp said on Friday that they will appeal the conviction.

The court gave Marcos and her counsel 30 days to explain their absence during the promulgation.

Mrs. Imelda Marcos with Juan Ponce-Enrile and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during Imee Marcos' birthday party. FILE PHOTO. Image credit to Facebook

Imelda Marcos daughter birthday party

Hours after Sandiganbayan  5th Division found her guilty in 7 counts of graft for using her Cabinet position to maintain Swiss bank accounts, photos of Marcos and other politicians were seen to celebrate Imee's birthday celebration on the same day that the Sandiganbayan's promulgation was released.

Robredo stressed that Marcos's age cannot hinder her in partying and may not prevent her from not being imprisoned. 

"Mali iyong sinasabi nila na dahil lampas na ng 70 years old, hindi na makukulong kasi ito lang naman ay isa sa mga mitigating circumstances under sa Revised Penal Code na bababaan iyong hatol dahil sa edad," Robredo said.

"Nakakapunta pa nga sa Congress, nakaka-kandidato pa bilang gobernador, hindi siguro dahilan para hindi dapat ikulong... Kung kaya pang mag-party, kaya pang lumagi sa kulungan," she added.

Duterte might pardon Imelda Marcos

Malacañang on Sunday said it would be "premature" to speculate on whether President Rodrigo Duterte will grant a pardon to former first lady Imelda Marcos, but said that recommendations of the concerned agency will be considered.

Duterte had favored burying Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani—and the dictator was subsequently installed in the heroes' cemetery in unannounced rites in November 2016.

In August this year, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' party Ilocano Timpuyog signed a coalition agreement with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago. The President also declared that he would step down if Bongbong Marcos were the one to replace him, not Vice President Leni Robredo.


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Source: GMA