Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the guilty verdict against Imelda Marcos of graft charges

Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the guilty verdict against Imelda Marcos of graft charges

The Commission on Human Rights welcomes the decision of the Sandiganbayan convicting Imelda Marcos guilty of the graft charges committed when the former First Lady occupied different positions under the Marcos dictatorship. Despite being a long process, this conviction is nonetheless a triumph for the Filipino people, especially for the victims of human rights violations under martial law, in the face of historical revisionism.

The Commission stresses the need for truth so that we call ultimately hold the dictatorship and their cohorts accountable for their crimes. We will continue to be vigilant in this process in the interest of upholding justice for the victims of such transgressions. We will never forget