The reported offer of the household of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos to offer gold bars to the federal government is an efficient growth because it means added funds for the national treasury, Sen. Panfilo Lacson mentioned.
Lacson, in an interview with reporters Wednesday, mentioned no matter wealth that may be turned over to the federal government will imply much-needed extra funds.
“If there’s such an offer, that’s good. Because whatever wealth that can be turned over to the government, dagdag sa national treasury,” he mentioned.
“Kung may offer or negotiation it should be pursued. Sabi ko nga, any addition to the national treasury in terms of pesos and centavos, malaking tulong sa bayan yan. Saka pagusapan kung ano ang kasunduan. Tatanggapin bang ill-gotten wealth ito? Or talagang isu-surrender na lang as it is, kung magkano man yan?” he added.
However, he mentioned the gold may not be within the type of bars however of certificates. He mentioned Marcos’ widow Imelda confirmed them a number of years again photocopies of the certificates.
At the time, he mentioned Mrs. Marcos confirmed them the photocopies to point out her husband traded in gold earlier than he entered authorities.
“Pag-trade mo ng gold, di talaga gold bar ang hawak mo. These are certificates na tine-trade mo. Di ito physical state ng gold bar. Yan ang pagkaalam ko,” he mentioned.