GMA calls off sale of Marcos jewelry


MANILA, May 27, 2010 (AFP) – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday called off her administration’s efforts to sell the seized jewels of former first lady Imelda Marcos, saying this decision should be left to her successor.

Aides of the president said that there was not enough time to sell off any of the jewels because Arroyo is due to step down on June 30 to make way for a successor, Benigno Aquino, son of two famous anti-Marcos leaders.

“Time has run out on the process and it is best left to the incoming administration,” said Arroyo’s chief aide, Leandro Mendoza.

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