The camp of former First Lady and now Ilocos Representative Imelda Marcos, who was convicted of seven counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining Swiss accounts, posted a bail worth Php 300, 000 for her temporary freedom post-conviction.
On Wednesday, Marcos’ lawyer paid her Php 300,000 bail and an additional Php 4,700 legal fees before the fifth division of Sandiganbayan. The anti-graft court also noted that Marcos was not required to appear for the filing of bail since her appearance during the last hearing is sufficient.
Earlier, the Sandiganbayan had allowed the 89-year-old Marcos to post bail worth Php 150,000 following her conviction for seven counts of graft. Prior to the granting, her camp also filed a motion for leave stating her appeal to avail the post-conviction remedies, citing health factors as a reason why she was unable to attend the promulgation of her cases last November 9.
Marcos also filed before the anti-graft court a notice of appeal that seeks to move her seven counts of graft cases in connection with her anomalous Swiss accounts, to the Supreme Court.
In a notice of appeal filed by her lawyer Manuel Lazaro, Marcos requested that the records for her case shall be submitted to the SC. Meanwhile, the anti-graft court is still deliberating on whether they will grant the motion of Marcos to be allowed to file post-conviction remedies such as a motion for reconsideration as well as bail to evade imprisonment as she was sentenced to 6 to 10 years of imprisonment for each case.
On November 29, Marcos withdrew her candidacy for Ilocos Norte governor. According to reports, she was accompanied by her son, former Senator Bongbong Marcos at the Commission on Elections.