Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft

Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft

The 89-year-old widow of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos was not present in court Friday when it was announced that she had been found guilty of seven counts of graft.

Marcos was sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum of six years to 11 years and a month maximum. She was a no-show at her case's promulgation so she will be given 30 days to give a reason as to why.

This is all the information we have so far but watch this space as this story develops.

Albayalde assured that Mrs. Marcos will be treated as a normal detainee if she will be taken to the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Marcos said in a statement that the decision was being studied by one of her lawyers who notified the Marcos family that he intends to appeal the decision.

Marcos, who is now a member of the House of Representatives, is running for a governor post in next year's general election.

Wind-Driven Camp Fire Barrels Through Northern California's Butte County
Camp Fire in Butte County Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite. It's a very bad fire", Officer Ryan Lambert of the California Highway Patrol said of the evacuation.

"She can elevate it to the Supreme Court if she sees grave abuse of discretion in the Sandiganbayan's decision".

The family fled to Hawaii in 1986 when the army and the Philippine people turned against the president in a bloodless popular revolt.

He was accused of amassing more than US$10 billion while in office and died in exile in 1989. The Marcos family is a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared.

Duterte has acknowledged that Imee Marcos, the couple's daughter and a provincial governor, backed his presidential candidacy.

Related News:

  • PUBG Heading For PS4 In December

    PUBG Heading For PS4 In December

    Microsoft hosted a big X01b show on Saturday and that's where it announced that PUBG fans are going to receive some great news. It doesn't matter if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription or not, the $30 battle royale game is still available for free.
    Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo

    Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo

    More deaths have been recorded in the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, claiming more than 180 lives. The conflict threatens health workers trying to battle the virus."I can not access entire villages".
    Danny Welbeck injury: Has Welbeck played his last game for Arsenal?

    Danny Welbeck injury: Has Welbeck played his last game for Arsenal?

    We'll have to wait for updates from Unai Emery after the game but let's pray it's not as serious as it seemed on TV. But I think the players were concentrated on the match and we forgot this injury the next minute on the pitch.
  • Manchester City are untouchable in the transfer market, says José Mourinho

    Manchester City are untouchable in the transfer market, says José Mourinho

    After that, of course, there is a quality of the work and the quality of the organisation and I think that is untouchable. After the goal we had five minutes to wake up again. "We played with that and we scored two goals like this".
    Tanzania frees CPJ staff Muthoki Mumo, Angela Quintal

    Tanzania frees CPJ staff Muthoki Mumo, Angela Quintal

    Mabaya said she was unable to locate it and her Twitter and Facebook profiles remain deactivated. Simon noted in particular the assistance of the South African and Kenyan governments.
    Donald Trump Slams CNN Reporter: ‘You Are A Rude, Terrible Person!’

    Donald Trump Slams CNN Reporter: ‘You Are A Rude, Terrible Person!’

    I think that you can't be surprised if they're a little crunchy". Trump responded: "Well, I'm not a big fan of yours, either". The White House, meanwhile, said it stands by its decision.
  • A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone

    A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone

    Samsung revealed - or semi-revealed - their new prototype handset at their Developers' Conference in San Francisco . It also has a smaller 4.6-inch “cover display”. "This device is very much a first-generation product", he said.
    Chico Camp Fire in Butte County

    Chico Camp Fire in Butte County

    It's a very bad fire", Officer Ryan Lambert of the California Highway Patrol said of the evacuation. Residents abandoned vehicles and ran from the flames carrying children and pets, officials said.
    'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: Fire department

    'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: Fire department

    "We haven't found any correlation", the sheriff said . "We do not know how many rounds were in the weapon", he said. Reports said there were around a 100 patrons inside the nightclub when the shooting began.
  • Oil prices fall into bear market on rising supply, economic concerns

    Oil prices fall into bear market on rising supply, economic concerns

    Fund managers have started to establish short positions betting on further price falls (tmsnrt.rs/2P8LQ1S). Brent is set for a 2.9 percent drop for the week, its fifth straight week of declines.
    Somali-born Ilhan Omar elected to US Congress

    Somali-born Ilhan Omar elected to US Congress

    The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda. Tlaib campaigned on a platform that advocated for a $15 minimum wage, free public college tuition and ending corporate welfare.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.


Most liked

Donald Trump Responds to Michelle Obama: I'll 'Never Forgive' Your Husband
She says she has a "phenomenal marriage" and "we work on our marriage". 'So I'll never forgive him for what he did to our military.

Dead After California Shooting At Popular Nightspot, Police Say
Long was armed with a Glock 21, a.45-caliber pistol created to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber, according to the sheriff. They try to stem the bleeding of what appears to be a gunshot wound. "You just don't expect it to happen in Thousand Oaks".

Keystone XL pipeline faces new legal roadblock
Trump's decision to sign the permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline shortly upon taking office did not have a sufficient basis. State Department issued a presidential permit for the pipeline and TransCanada filed paperwork to expand the project.

Pakistan, China agree to broaden existing trajectory of CPEC: Bakhtiar
He said PM Imran Khan had taken the Federal Cabinet into confidence regarding his maiden official visit to China . I want to make that clear in unequivocal terms that we do not have any balance of payments crisis now".

Melbourne police treating knife attack as terrorism incident, officials say
The officers appear on the defensive for the length of the video, stepping away from the man as he continues to advance on them. Two victims are in hospital, including one in a critical condition with a neck injury and another with a head injury.

Sarkar row: Madras HC restrains Tamil Nadu police from arresting AR Murugadoss
Many of whom even indulged in damaging the banners and cutouts of Vijay which was placed outside cinema halls. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has lashed out at the ruling AIADMK for staging protests.

Ozone showing signs of recovery as per new United Nations report
If nothing had been done to stop the thinning, the world would have destroyed two-thirds of its ozone layer by 2065, Newman said. Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center, described the discovery as "really good news".

Fossil just introduced one of the most colourful - and powerful - smartwatches yet
The new chip should make a major difference in battery life, which has been one of the main issues holding smartwatches back. Fossil just debuted what it's calling its most colourful smartwatch ever - and it might be its most powerful, too.

1 killed in Melbourne stabbing, terror not suspected
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to go to Melbourne West Police Station to make a statement. Police are asking people to avoid the area and said more information would be given when it was available.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey level cap will be raised this month
More Epic Events are in the works as well featuring Epic Mercenaries and Epic Ships, for those over level 30. With the next update to the game, Ubisoft is adding customizable controls for gamepad on all platforms.

Trump Administration Moves to Restrict Asylum at US-Mexico Border
President Donald Trump has blamed US asylum rules for luring thousands of migrants a year from Central American countries. Mr Trump is expected to sign a proclamation on Friday introducing what would be a major step to restrict asylum claims .

Astronomers think that the Solar system called for a probe of aliens
They said alien civilisations may jettison used cargo ships, resulting in space debris that looks a lot like Asteroid 'Oumuamua. An artist's depiction of Oumuamua, an interstellar object that astronomers believe is a comet, not an asteroid .

Walmart Tips Black Friday iPhone, TV Deals
Many retailers offer Black Friday deals both in store and online, with some launching deals earlier in order to beat rivals. Stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 1 a.m. on Friday, November 23.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe
However, now that Sessions is gone, his acting replacement Matt Whitaker will oversee the investigation. Trump told reporters Wednesday before former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' departure was announced.

Networks declare Democrats will capture the House of Representatives
Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House was slipping away. A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats turned off by Trump's policy agenda.