Sereno backs Kris Aquino who has been accused of stealing Imelda Marcos’ jewels, alleged netizens could face a criminal case

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Anyone who accuses Kris Aquino of stealing the jewels of Imelda Marcos with no proof may face a criminal case.

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Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno warned those accusing Kris Aquino of stealing Imelda Marcos’ jewels without evidence that they could face criminal charges.

On November 27, her Facebook page issued a warning after some social media users resurfaced an old graphic containing this online rumor about Aquino.

“Criminal case na po ang maaaring harapin niyo sa pagbibintang na ginamit ni Kris Aquino ang alahas ni Imelda na ayon sa Supreme Court ay galing sa nakaw na yaman. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at PCGG na po ang nagsabing imposible ito,” Sereno wrote in a Facebook post.

“Simula ngayon, kukuhanan na namin ng screenshots ang lahat ng magko-comment ng ganito, pati ang profile details niyo, at ipadadala sa Bangko Sentral, sa PCGG, at sa sinisiraan niyong tao,” Sereno further stated.

The veteran lawyer added that her team will be collecting screenshots of comments and posts about such allegations from then on.

Copies of these, including profile details of those who posted them, will be sent to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) for possible legal actions, according to Sereno.

“Dati po ay dinadaan lang natin sa paliwanag na walang basehan ang akusasyon nila kay Kris Aquino, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, at sa PCGG. Ngunit hindi po tumitigil ang ganitong mga masasamang bintang at krimen po iyan,” Sereno said.

“Kaya’t iipunin na po namin ang mga screenshots ng ganitong mga comments at ipadadala sa kinauukulan. Nasosobrahan na po ang pagiging kriminal ng mga gawain niyo,” she added.

Sereno also asked others to report to them any similar online claims on Aquino.

“Yung mga may resibo ng ganitong comments, paki-forward po by pm sa akin, and I will forward. Gawin po natin itong activity laban sa iresponsableng paggamit ng salita. Salamat po,” she said.

Aquino herself dispelled this rumor on her Instagram page in 2016, explaining that she purchased her necklace from the Italian jewelry brand Bottega Veneta with her own money.

Meanwhile, the PCGG assured Marcos’ jewelry collections were safe in a vault, making it impossible for anyone to steal them back in 2015.

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