The widow of ousted Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos has admitted her husband shipped gold bullion from the country and hinted she is willing to return it, a senior official said Wednesday.

David Castro, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, said he had been holding talks with Imelda Marcos on the possible return of the gold but they had not discussed amounts."We are not talking of amounts, but Mrs. Marcos said the gold is for the Republic of the Philippines," Castro told a news conference.