MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Following the denial by the Sandiganbayan of a motion by Imelda Marcos and Irene Marcos-Araneta to reacquire some two dozen properties and assets earlier deemed as illegally acquired, Maria Ressa, Raissa Robles and the women’s group Gabriela filed a motion for reconsideration in favor of the Marcoses.
In their joint urgent motion, the petitioners said they were supporting the Marcoses on this case.
In an Adobo Chronicles interview with Ressa, the Nobel lauriat and convicted CEO of Rappler, she said that the denial all but invalidates what she and other opposition groups claim regarding the death of Democracy and Justice in the Philippines.
“We ask the Court to reverse its decision so that we can continue our narrative that Democracy and Justice are dead in the Philippines, and that the Marcoses continue to have illegal influence and power in the country.
Robles and Gabriela seconded Ressa’s motion.