In August 2018, a post circulated on social media that shows that the Tallanos are not the only scam of it’s kind in town. The post claimed:
“About the Tallano family owning the country, it is an AESOP FABLE STORY. THE TRUE OWNER OF THE ENTIRE PHILIPPINES under OCT 01-4, ALL 76 MILLION HECTARES, IS THE ANACLETO MADRIGAL ACOPIADO FAMILY.
THE LATE FERDINAND E. MARCOS WAS AT ONE TIME THEIR LAWYER.
ALL THE GOLD CERTICATES AND CERTIFICATE OF DOLLAR AND MONEY DEPOSITS OF THE MARCOSES ARE NOW FROZEN BY ALL BANKS WORLD WIDE WHERE THEY WERE DEPOSITED, INCLUDING WHAT THEY CLAIM TO BE THE ALLEDGED MARCOS GOLD.”
As it happens, I came acros this claim whilst doing my research into the Tallano fraud. It is, prehaps, best answered by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, case G.R. No. 162704. April 6, 2005: