Sandiganbayan allows Imelda's trip to China

Posted at 05/13/2014 10:45 AM | Updated as of 05/13/2014 12:44 PM

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division has allowed former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos to go on a trip to China.

Marcos said she will leave for Beijing and Jiangsu on May 14, upon the invitation of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary.

The former first lady said she will return to the Philippines on May 19.

The anti-graft court ordered Marcos to post a travel bond of P1.25 million.

The Marcos widow has to secure the court's permission for travel abroad because she is facing 10 counts of graft before the Fifth Division concerning alleged unlawful financial interests in private enterprises while she was a member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984. – report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM