Efforts to recover the billions stolen from public coffers during the Marcos regime have had spotty success. Part of the mind-boggling ill-gotten wealth has been recovered, but none of those accused of amassing the loot has ever gone to prison.
Corruption, as President Duterte has lamented, is deeply entrenched, from petty graft to large-scale plunder. The past five years have seen more people killed by police, ostensibly for resisting arrest in a brutal war on drugs, than the number of people, as listed by human rights groups, who were summarily executed in the entire dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos.
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Investing in future generations
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