As one PLDT official boasted "an exposé will only hurt the Palace." After the lifting of martial law, the pressure on the communist CPP–NPA alleviated.  The commission is seeking to regain five buildings in New York worth an estimated $350 million that it asserts are secretly owned by the Marcoses. In June 1981, two anti-Marcos labor activists were assassinated outside of a union hall in Seattle. 1 5. In less than 20 days however, the Sandiganbayan listed Imelda's "advanced age" and health condition as considerations for allowing the accused to post bail.  On June 12, 2008, the US Supreme Court (in a 7–2 ruling penned by Justice Anthony Kennedy in Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel) held that: "The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed, and the case is remanded with instructions to order the District Court to dismiss the interpleader action." Named by his parents, Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin, after Ferdinand VII of Spain, Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was a champion debater, boxer, swimmer and wrestler while in the University of the Philippines. As a result, the company was pushed to the edge of massive defaults in loans. Ferdinand Marcos Programs Ferdinand Marco's platform of national governance was anchored on PLEDGES... an acronym for P- Peace and Order, L- Land Reform, E- Economic Development, D- Development of moral values, G- Government Reforms, E- Educational Reforms, and S- Social Services. Around Php 200 million in net income was recorded. He used the Unam Investment Corp., a shell corporation based in Netherlands Antilles and a corporation he is the president of, and purchased the Seattle real estate worth S9,178,215 on May 13, 1983. By the early 1980s, forestry collapsed because most of the Philippines' accessible forests had been depleted—of the 12 million hectares of forestland, about 7 million had been left barren. In 1997, Credit Information Bureau, Inc. was incorporated and transformed into a private entity and became CIBI Information, Inc. CIBI is a provider of information and intelligence for business, credit and individuals.  The newspaper Bulatlat places the number of victims of arbitrary arrest and detention at 120,000, the extrajudicial execution of activists under martial law at 1,500 and Karapatan (a local human rights group)'s records show 759 involuntarily disappeared with their bodies never found. In August 1985, 56 Assemblymen signed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Marcos for alleged diversion of US aid for personal use, citing a July 1985 San Jose Mercury News exposé of the Marcos's multimillion-dollar investment and property holdings in the United States. The land would be valued at S51 million. Despite opposition to the new plan, the Marcos government gained Congressional approval and Philippine troops were sent from the middle of 1966 as the Philippines Civic Action Group (PHILCAG). The line between leftist activists and communists became increasingly blurred, as a significant number of radicalized activists also joined the Communist Party of the Philippines. Its various buildings and facilities are scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation and also houses the Philippine High School for the Arts (see in Google Maps). Fueled by intense demand created by a construction boom in Japan, this resulted in such a severe drop in the Philippines' forest cover that most Philippine logging companies had transferred their operations to Sarawak and other nearby areas by the 1980s. 824 November 7, 1975.  The 1985 acquittals of Chief of Staff General Fabian Ver as well as other high-ranking military officers charged with the crime were widely seen as a whitewash and a miscarriage of justice. To contribute to the cost of its maintenance, it was transformed into a tourist attraction.  But one of Marcos' own former Ministers of industry, Vicente Paterno, notes that while "the amount of theft perpetrated by Marcos's regime was probably less than that by Suharto on Indonesia," it "harmed our country more because the sums stolen by Marcos were sent out of the country, whereas Suharto's loot mostly were invested in Indonesia. (p169) This shift in the prioritization of projects was so significant that by 1977–1980, projects in the "conspicuous capital outlays" category had ballooned to 20% of the Philippines' capital outlays - up from a negligible percentage at the beginning of the Marcos administration. 468, "Sandiganbayan defends grant of bail to Imelda Marcos", "No hero's resting place as Imelda Marcos finds site for husband's grave", "Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative: Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos (Switzerland)", "Marcos victims seek accounting of funds", "Hunt for tyrant's millions leads to former model's home", "jurist.law.pitt.edu, Supreme Court rules in Marcos assets", "supremecourt.gov, REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES ET AL. The importance of land reform programs is that it helps in conservation of land and the environment at large. 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A safety inquiry was done subsequently, which revealed over 4,000 defects. ", Various forms of torture were used by the military, and these forms of torture were usually combined with each other.. , In a 1979 US Senate report, it was stated that US officials were aware, as early as 1973, that Philippine government agents were in the United States to harass Filipino dissidents. [better source needed], In 1981, Ferdinand Marcos issued Letter of Instructions No. Marcos was interred in a private mausoleum at Byodo-In Temple on the island of Oahu where his remains were visited daily by the Marcos family, political allies and friends. The GDP went down to $30.7 billion in 1985, after two years of economic recession brought about by political instability following Ninoy's assassination. To secure additional aid for his campaign, Marcos threatened to search every visiting American naval vessel. Silver Narciso, February 10, 1979. Before long, Communist China will have increased its striking power a thousand fold with a sophisticated delivery system for its nuclear weapons. 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