The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has launched an online exhibition of jewelry recovered from former President Ferdinand Marcos and his family.
The campaign, which puts the spotlight on one of the Marcoses' largest jewelry hoards, aims to remind the younger generations of the "two-decade plunder of the Marcoses during martial law," PCGG said in its website.
“Virtual Jewelry Exhibit, A Story of Excesses: What could have fuelled a nation’s development" was uploaded in the PCGG Facebook page. The photos feature jewelry decorated with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies that belonged in the Marcoses' Hawaii jewelry collection.
The collection was seized by the US Bureau of Customs upon the Marcoses’ arrival in Hawaii in 1986, and is now under PCGG's custody.
The online exhibit also informs viewers of the equivalent of the selected pieces in present times.
The PCGG said that the jewelry are a reminder of the "insidious evil of plunder and dictatorship during the Martial Law."
"To those too young to remember, it is not yet too late to know. To those old enough to have known, it is our responsibility to remember," the PCGG said in the post. —Jessica Bartolome/JST, GMA News