Imelda Marcos faces arrest for graft

The conviction also perpetually disqualified her from holding public office, meaning she will have to step down from her current position in the House of Representatives, where she is serving a third term.

Marcos was not present at the court but a warrant has now been issued for her arrest.

The Philippines' anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband and former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

The family matriarch seeks to replace her daughter Imee Marcos as provincial governor, while Imee is gunning for a Senate seat.

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin said the guilty verdict handed down to Marcos "rejects" the clan's attempt to revise the history of the Martial Law years, which was marred by killings, torture, disappearances, media oppression, and corruption that has left the Philippine economy reeling to this day. Marcos' rule was often referred to as a "conjugal dictatorship", because of his wife, Imelda's political influence.

The court's decision is not final and both the prosecution and Marcos' camp can still file a motion for reconsideration.

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Marcos, 89, famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, is facing dozens of protracted graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986.

Is Duterte targeting corruption watchdog investigators? Imelda's son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr narrowly lost the vice-presidential election in 2016, a result he is now challenging, and many see him as the natural successor to President Duterte.

A Hawaii court found Marcos liable for human rights violations and awarded $2bn from his estate to compensate more than 9,000 Filipinos who filed a lawsuit against him for torture, incarceration, extrajudicial killings and disappearances.

Three generations of the Marcos clan are once again running for office in Ilocos Norte, the family's stronghold, in the 2019 elections.

Duterte allowed Marcos' embalmed body to be buried at a special heroes' cemetery in 2016, and the president is often accompanied at official events by Imee Marcos.

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