Abner Mercado Probes Marcos’ Alleged Ill-Gotten Wealth in ‘Krusada’

It was only after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that the Filipinos learned of the extent of corruption by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The World Bank revealed that he and his cronies reportedly stole P200 billion from public funds, of which only P90 billion has been recovered by the government.

Almost forty years after Marcos declared Martial Law, not one of the Marcoses has been charged with plunder. Some have even secured government posts, including former first lady Imelda Marcos, who currently serves as representative of Ilocos Norte’s second district.

Abner Mercado returns to “Krusada” tomorrow to report on government efforts to retrieve the remaining P110 billion Marcos wealth and the pending corruption cases against the Marcoses.

Abner will visit Ilocos Norte, also dubbed as “Marcos Country,” where he will witness the unrelenting devotion of Ilocanos to the former dictator.

The Marcoses have returned to government service despite repeatedly denying unlawfully acquiring public funds. Have Filipinos learned from the Marcos’ regime’s grave abuse of power?

Listen, take part and be one with Abner Mercado tomorrow (Sep 29) in “Krusada,” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or catch it earlier at 9:15 pm on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable channel 26).

4 Comments on Abner Mercado Probes Marcos’ Alleged Ill-Gotten Wealth in ‘Krusada’

  1. Anonymous // October 4, 2011 at 5:03 am //

    My wife mentioned this interview of Mr. Abner Mercado with Senator Bong Bong Marcos and I could not help but look for a site where I can post my frustrations on the way Mr. Mercado conducted this interview. He lured Senator Marcos through his accolades only to slam him later with a question that is not only insulting, baseless, and totally unfit for the occasion. That is so frustrating. I;m not a Pro Marcos(nor do I believe in any other politician) but I do believe you just hit the senator below the belt. How can you treat someone who accommodated you wholeheartedly, giving you his time to answer your questions, only for you to slam him towards the end? This is such a failure on your part Mr. Mercado and ABS-CBN. You have failed to uphold the standards of unbiased reporting. Reporters like you are such a disgrace to journalism.

  2. i watched this episode and its content is very shallow, obviously one sided and against the marcoses. And the ambush interview towards the end? Give me a break! Its too early for your black propaganda. I hope Filipinos stop believing the junk that the media is feeding them. This country is now being run by tv networks!

  3. okrabes torres // September 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm //

    The Marcoses are guilty only in the MEDIA particularly sa ABiaS CBN. In reality, wala pang conviction sa lahat ng mga allegations. In fact, na elect pa si Madam Imeldific sa House of Representatives.

  4. pwede ba patay na pesidenr marcos na , sa totoo lang napaka daming nagawang kabutihan sa pinoy … bkit hindi c gloria at nag asawa nia ipakulong nio trillion ang kurakot nila

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