Marcos Allowed To Seek Treatment
Jan. 18, 2000
MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ A court has allowed Imelda Marcos to extend her travel abroad for treatment of an eye disease in Boston.
In November, Ms. Marcos, who is facing numerous criminal and civil suits in connection with alleged corruption by her late husband, dictator Ferdinand Marcos, got permission from the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court to see her doctor in Boston for treatment of glaucoma.
She asked last week for a 20-day extension to complete a series of tests, and her request has been granted, a court officer said Tuesday.
Ferdinand Marcos was ousted in a popular revolt in 1986 and died in exile in Hawaii three years later. Succeeding governments have accused him of illegally amassing billions of dollars during his 20-year rule.