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Courts in the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States have ruled that certain assets and properties of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family had been unlawfully acquired and ordered their return to the country, contrary to a claim of former journalist Rita Gadi that all cases against the Marcoses have been dismissed.

In a YouTube video titled ​​”Rebelasyon tungkol sa Marcos Wealth ayon kay Rita Gadi” posted Nov. 19, Gadi denied the Marcoses had ill-gotten wealth, saying (Claim starts at the 0:31 mark):

Not a single document could prove that the money in the accounts that they are accusing [the Marcoses] as having contained money did not come from the Filipino people. They were dismissed for lack of merit and evidence.

In the Philippines, the Supreme Court has ordered the Marcoses to return their ill-gotten wealth to the Philippine government.

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