Imelda's Malacanang jewelry collection owned by gov't - court

Posted at 01/13/2014 6:17 PM

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan has forfeited in favor of the government one of three Imelda Marcos jewelry collections called the Malacanang Collection.

The Sandiganbayan special first division said it was part of the Marcos ill-gotten wealth. A 33-page decision was penned by Associate Justice Efren de la Cruz.

The Malacanang Collection is the smallest collection compared to the Roumeliotes and Hawaii Collections. In a 1991 appraisal, the pieces were estimated to be worth $110,055 and $153,089.

The Roumeliotes Collection is composed of 60 pieces of extravagant jewelry and gemstones.

The Hawaii Collection, meanwhile, is the jewelry confiscated from the Marcoses when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport after leaving the country during the People Power.