The Marcoses should first confess to stealing billions from authorities coffers earlier than any discuss of resolving pending instances towards them could start, Vice President Leni Robredo mentioned Wednesday.
“Sa akin kasi, bago pag-usapan iyong immunity, dapat may pag-amin muna ng kasalanan. Mahirap magpatawad sa isang hindi naman inaamin iyong kasalanan,” the Vice President informed reporters on the Metro Laylayan go to in Pasay City. “Tingin ko, walang healing na mangyayari, wala dapat immunity na mangyayari, hanggang hindi pa inaamin iyong kasalanan.”
Robredo issued the remark after President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that the household of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos mentioned they had been keen to “open everything and hopefully return” a few of their wealth to the federal government.
The President, who was quoting an emissary of the Marcoses, added that the political household may solely give again ill-gotten wealth in alternate for immunity.
Robredo believed the Marcoses simply wished to authorized repercussions in instances involving the $10 billion the household looted throughout President Ferdinand Marcos’ 21 years in workplace.
“Kailangan nating intindihin na napakalaki noong ninakaw sa taumbayan, na bago pa man pag-usapan iyong forgiveness, iyong pagpapatawad, kailangang aminin muna na talagang nagkasala sa taumbayan,” she mentioned.
“[M]atagal na pinahirapan ng mga Marcos iyong taumbayan sa pagpursigi ng mga kaso laban sa kanila. Hindi naman madali— Hindi madaling magkaso. Kung magbabalik-tanaw tayo, 31 years na mula na nagsampa ng mga kaso, pero halos kalahati pa lang iyong nababawi ng pamahalaan at naibabalik sa taumbayan,” she added.
The restoration of ill-gotten wealth amassed by the Marcoses and their cronies is a mandate of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), which was created after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.