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Gold, Gold, and More Gold (1992)

Probe Archives

2022

Gold, Gold, and More Gold (1992)

Probe Archives

This episode of the Probe exposes the obscene and conspicuous wealth of the Marcoses by zooming in to the collections found in the Goldenberg Mansion. This Mansion is just one among many residences that contained opulent collections of paintings, artworks, furniture, among others, accumulated by the Marcos family.

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Probe Archives, “Gold, Gold and More Gold,” Vimeo, 12:56, May 6, 2022

A Conviction at Last (1993)

Probe Archives

2022

A Conviction at Last (1993)

Probe Archives

This September 1993 episode of The Probe looks into the first conviction of Imelda Marcos for the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. Imelda Marcos remained resolute in contesting the conviction.

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Probe Archives, “A Conviction at Last,” Vimeo, 13:22, May 6, 2022

Presidential Plunder: The Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth

Jovito R. Salonga

2000

Presidential Plunder: The Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth

Jovito R. Salonga

The definitive book on the monumental Marcos plunder written with great authority and expertise by Jovito R. Salonga, someone who came close to the issue as the first Philippine Commission on Good Government Chairman; an outstanding example of politically engaged scholarship coupled with the legal sharpness that Salonga is known for.

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Salonga, Jovita R., Presidential Plunder: The Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth, Quezon City: CLCD, Regina Publishing, 2000.

Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism

Ricardo Manapat

2020

Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism

Ricardo Manapat

Ricardo Manapat narrates in full detail the “infrastructure of plunder” that institutionalized cronyism and kleptocracy in Ferdinand E. Marcos’ government. Manapat’s research exposes how the state weaponized its political advantage in order to intervene in economic affairs which benefitted a select few within the dictator’s circle, at the expense of many Filipinos who toiled in poverty.

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Manapat, Ricardo. Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2020.

Politics of Plunder: The Philippines Under Marcos

Belinda Aquino

1987

Politics of Plunder: The Philippines Under Marcos

Belinda Aquino

Dr. Belinda Aquino, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa looks into the political dynamics of plunder allegedly by Marcos and his cronies under a 20-year-old regime. This study uses the controversial Marcos papers and other incriminating materials retrieved from the plane that carried Marcos and his family to exile in Hawaii. The book explains how and why plunder in the Marcos period broke up former notions of corruption, and how it is set to change the way Filipinos look at corruption in the years ahead.

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Aquino, Belinda. Politics of Plunder: The Philippines Under Marcos. Quezon City, 1987.

The Marcos Dynasty

Sterling Seagrave

1988

The Marcos Dynasty

Sterling Seagrave

Sterling Seagrave, an investigative journalist and historian, provides a vivid narrative about the rise and fall of the so-called “Marcos dynasty.” Seagrave retells well-known narratives about the lavish living of the Marcos family during their heyday in Philippines politics. The author also inserts lesser-known stories which expose truths about the plunder committed by the Marcos regime. Furthermore, Seagrave underscores how the Marcos dictatorship was sustained by Ferdinand E. Marcos’ connections with the White House, the Pentagon, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Seagrave, Sterling. The Marcos Dynasty. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.