Philippines hunt Marcos ' art treasures

Philippines hunt Marcos ' art treasures

World November 27, 2015 15:00

- The Philippines would like to try to get back two hundred art pieces that belonged to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. In addition, the country wants to auction the jewels of Marcos ' wife Imelda to raise millions of dollars for the state.

The government uses the internet and social media to find out the art. These include to works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Picasso, said a spokesman of a special commission.

The Marcos couple would take 5 to 10 billion dollars (4.7 to 9.5 billion) have stolen the population, noted earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank. After the fall of Marcos founded the then President Corazon Aquino, the current president of the mother, the Special Committee on. Who could overtake include $ 700 million in Swiss bank accounts.

The art collection is valued in 1990 at a value of 5 to 8 million dollars. That amount is likely vermeervoudigd in the meantime.

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