Hidden billions: The draining of the Philippines

Number 1139
Subject Foreign Affairs
Source Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
State
Year 1985
Publication Date June 23-25, 1988
Summary San Jose Mercury News Pulitzer Prize-winning series documents the overseas investments of several Filipino political and business leaders, including the Marcoses. The investigation finds assets worth billions hidden behind surrogates, front companies and other agents. Many of the front operations were based out of the United States, which made them more difficult to trace.
Category Contest Winner
Pages 50
Keywords Politics; Real estate; Corruption; International; Marcos; Philipinnes; Filipino; Fraud; smuggling; Government; Manila
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