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Marcos children ask Sandiganbayan to lift sequestration order on Canlubang mansion

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 [ manilatimes.net ]


THE Marcos children on Monday asked the Sandiganbayan to issue an immediate order to stop the Register of Deeds of Laguna from interfering and attaching the Canlubang Mansion owned by the late President Ferdinand Marcos.


Irene Marcos-Araneta, daughter of the late President, presented records which show that the property covered by TCT No. T-85026 is not one of the properties subjected for sequestration by the government.


Marcos-Araneta stressed that as early as June 5, 1997, her brother, Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. of Ilocos Norte has already filed an Omnibus Motion “seeking the cancellation of the Notice of Lis Pendens erroneously annotated on Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-85026 issued by the Registry of Deeds of the Province of Laguna.”


“Almost 12 years have passed but the Omnibus Motion remains unresolved by this Honorable Court. Defendant Marcos-Araneta understands that this Honorable Court is one of the backbones of this nation’s judicial system, and hence, burdened with cases of equal importance and needs,” the motion says.


As past of its justification, the Marcos camp attached to the motion Annex A, dated August 17, 1989, which shows that Sandiganbayan Executive Clerk of Court Emma Rosario Lorbes had attested that the property in Laguna was not included among those attached or frozen properties owned by the Marcoses.


“This certifies that, per files of this Court, Canlubang Mansion covered by TCT No. T-85026 is not among those listed in the List of Assets Sequestered nor included in the list of Freeze Orders furnished by the Presidential Commission on Good Government and duly registered with this court,” the document says.


With this, Marcos-Araneta prayed that “this Honorable Court resolve, at its soonest convenience, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s Omnibus Motion dated 05 June 1997.”


After Edsa 1 or the People Power Revolt on February 25, 1986, then-President Marcos was ousted from office and after being exiled to Hawaii, several criminal and sequestration cases were filed against the Marcos family.-- Jomar Canlas

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