MANILA, Philippines — Anyone who accuses Kris Aquino of stealing the jewels of Imelda Marcos with no proof may face a criminal case, former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned.
Sereno issued the warning through her Facebook page on Nov. 27, after some netizens revived old rumors of the said accusations on social media.
“Criminal case na po ang maaaring harapin niyo sa pagbibintang na ginamit ni Kris Aquino ang alahas ni Imelda na ayon sa Supreme Court ay galing sa nakaw na yaman. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at PCGG (Presidential Commission on Good Government) na po ang nagsabing imposible ito,” Sereno warned.
(You may face a criminal case for accusing Kris Aquino of using Imelda’s jewelry, which according to the Supreme Court came from stolen wealth. The Central Bank of the Philippines and the PCGG have said it is impossible.)
“Simula ngayon, kukuhanan na namin ng screenshots ang lahat ng magko-comment ng ganito, pati ang profile details niyo, at ipadadala sa Bangko Sentral, sa PCGG, at sa sinisiraan niyong tao,” she added.
(From now on, we will take screenshots of everyone who makes those comments, including your profile details, and send them to the Central Bank, PCGG and the person you are slandering.)
According to Sereno, spreading such rumors tarnishes not only Aquino’s name but the BSP and PCGG’s as well.
“Kaya’t iipunin na po namin ang mga screenshots ng ganitong mga comments at ipadadala sa kinauukulan,” said Sereno.
(So we will already collect screenshots of such comments and send them to the authorities.)
“Nasosobrahan na po ang pagiging kriminal ng mga gawain niyo,” she added.
(The criminality of your activities is already too much.)
Aquino herself quashed this rumor back in 2016 through her Instagram page, explaining that she bought her necklace from Italian jewelry brand Bottega Veneta with her hard-earned savings.
Meanwhile, back in 2015, the PCGG assured that Marcos’ jewelry collections were secured in a vault, making it impossible for anyone to steal them. JB