Vice President Leni Robredo said the conviction of Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft proves the corrupt regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The Ilocos Norte politiko was found guilty of transferring around $200 million to seven Swiss foundations during her term as a member of the defunct Batasang Pambansa and as then Minister of Human Settlements.
Sandiganbayan sentenced Marcos to up to 77 years in prison.
“Patunay lang naman ito na, unang una, marami talagang krimen na naganap noong panahon ng rehimeng Marcos. Ito kasi, lalo na kapag eleksyon, parati itong dine-deny,” Robredo said.
“Kahit may mga conviction sa labas ng bansa, parating sinasabing walang conviction. Ito na siguro – ito, mayroong conviction sa Sandiganbayan,” she added.