Imelda Marcos is sentenced to at least six years in prison

Ex-Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos faces years behind bars

Imelda Marcos found guilty on 7 counts of graft

The fifth division of the anti-graft court also ordered the former first lady to explain in 30 days why she was absent during the promulgation on Friday or face arrest.

Marcos, 89, faces imprisonment of between six and 11 years for each count of graft, according to the Sandiganbayan decision released to media today.

Neither Marcos nor anyone representing her attended Friday's court hearing.

Marcos can also raise the decision to the Supreme Court if she finds grave abuse of discretion on the part of the Sandiganbayan.

The charges, filed in the 1990s, stem from companies set up by the family in Switzerland prior to her husband's ouster in 1986, CNN Philippines says.

Marcos said in a statement that the decision was being studied by one of her lawyers who notified the Marcos family that he intends to appeal the decision. The Marcoses have been accused of plundering the government's coffers amid crushing poverty.

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Meanwhile, the court acquitted her of three counts of graft.

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared.

President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys good ties with the Marcos family and has often praised the late strongman. He padlocked Congress, ordered the arrest of political rivals and left-wing activists and ruled by decree.

In the 21 years that President Ferdinand Marcos was in power, he and his wife became infamous for amassing billions of dollars, with funds funnelled into Swiss bank accounts.

Duterte has acknowledged that Imee Marcos, the couple's daughter and a provincial governor, backed his presidential candidacy.

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