After a PCGG search and seizure operation, Major General Josephus Q. Ramas and Elizabeth Dimaano are found to have acquired ill gotten wealth through a connection to President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The Sandiganbayan dismisses the case due to lack of evidence on the part of the Republic of the Philippines, PCGG jurisdiction, and the manner in which the search and seizure is conducted. The Republic takes the case to the Supreme Court.
Case outline: Republic of the Philippines v. Sandiganbayan, Major General Josephus Q. Ramas, Elizabeth Dimaano – G.R. No. 104768