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World IN BRIEF : PHILIPPINES : Banned Lifted on Return of Imelda

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Philippines government lifted its five-year ban on the return of Imelda Marcos and said the widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos is free to come home from exile in the United States. A government spokesman in Manila said a ban on the body of the late president, who died in September, 1989, in Hawaii, will remain in force. The spokesman added, however, that tax fraud charges will be filed against Mrs. Marcos and her children. They would be the first criminal charges filed against the family since Marcos was ousted in the 1986 “people power revolution” that propelled President Corazon Aquino to power.


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