Philippine Government Seizes Artworks from Marcos Family Residence

October 4th, 2014

Michelangelo Seized in Philippines, via APThe Philippine government has seized 15 paintings, including works Monet and Van Gogh, from the former home of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of an official effort to secure a body of artworks from the politician’s accumulated wealth.  “The position of the government is this is part of ill-gotten wealth and should be returned to the government and the people,” says Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government.Read more at Associated Press