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Imelda Marcos not exempt from arrest – lawmaker

Lawmakers on Tuesday said Imelda Marcos, widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, could still be arrested and jailed despite her advanced age, and the police should enforce any order from the court to take her into custody after she was sentenced by the Sandiganbayan to up to 77 years in prison for graft last week. In a television interview, Sen. Francis Escudero said he disliked comments made by Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, who appeared prepared to give special treatment to the 89-year-old former first lady because of her age. The PNP chief s remarks came under criticism of the agency s attitude toward Marcos compared to their eagerness to take custody o...

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