“If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That is how rich we are” – IMELDA

In March 1998, Imelda Marcos bragged “If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That is how rich we are“. She also promised / bribed to give $800 million the gov’t is not aware of to poor Filipinos if she’s elected President

Link to Associated Press Article Dated March 27, 1998: “Mrs. Marcos Says Family Has $800M

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EDSA Was Constructed in the 1940s, almost 25 years before Marcos became President

Here are 3 different sources:

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 82 “Combatting Congestion” by, Yves Boquet, 2013

Excerpt:

ABSTRACT

The urban density of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is one the highest of the world and the rate of motorization far exceeds the street capacity to handle traffic. The setting of the city between Manila Bay to the West and Laguna de Bay to the South limits the opportunities to spread traffic from the south on many axes of circulation. Built in the 1940’s, the circumferential highway EDSA, named after historian Epifanio de los Santos, seems permanently clogged by traffic, even if the newer C-5 beltway tries to provide some relief

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In 1980, Marcos Used Cronies to buy Redwood Bank in SF to Launder Stolen Money From Philippine Government

Another U.S. bank Ferdinand Marcos bought to launder funds was Redwood Bank in San Francisco. Dewey Dee admitted he & Rolando Gapud were dummies of Marcos in buying the Bank breaking U.S. Federal Laws. PCGG recovered and sold Marcos’ shares in the bank for $6.8 million in 1999.

Chicago Tribune March 23, 1986 article MARCOS GRAFT STAGGERING excerpt:

In addition to stealing from foreign businesses and governments, Marcos and his cronies appear to have used a collection of banks in Manila, California and elsewhere, including their country`s own central bank, to steal directly from the government they controlled.

The most common scheme appears to have involved overcharging the central bank in connection with government-financed projects and keeping the difference.

”Suppose Marcos` cronies ordered equipment from a foreign country and then overpriced the equipment,” one Manila source said. ”Maybe it was worth $5 million and they put $6.5 million on the invoice. That $1.5 million is what they pocket, and no one is able to trace anything specific.”

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George Harrison of the Beatles Remembers How They Were Beat Up By Marcos

Legendary music icon George Harrison was interviewed in 1986 on The Today Show and remembers how they were beaten up by a mob after they supposedly snubbed Marcos when they didn’t show up to Malacañang Palace. Harrison explains they were not booked to be there and their manager had to give back the money they earned to be allowed to leave the Philippines.

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Imee Marcos used PAL as an express service to deliver her breastmilk daily from Europe to Manila

Caroline Kennedy (m. 1969–1985) was a British writer who lived in the Philippines for several years. She was married to National Artist Ben Cabrera and knew the Marcoses well.

She once had the chance to ask Irene, Imee’s younger sister, how Imee was able to breastfeed her son while traveling around Europe. Excerpt from her website post dated June 6, 2010:

“Later that same summer I found myself sitting on a sofa next to Imee’s younger sister, Irene. She and her new husband, Greg Araneta, were visiting London on their honeymoon. I now had a perfect opportunity to ask Irene why Imee had left her baby Ferdinand at home. “Daddy thought it was safer for him to stay in Manila,” Irene replied. “But I think I heard her saying she was still breastfeeding…” “Yes, she was.” Irene sounded bored. But I was intrigued. “How on earth did she continue to do that when she was travelling around Europe?” I persisted.” Irene glanced at me as though I was stupid. “Simple, Caroline!” she laughed. “She just expressed her milk everyday and then Daddy sent a Philippine Airlines plane to wherever she was and it would bring the milk back!” Irene shrugged her shoulders as if to say – isn’t that what every mother does when she’s away from her newborn baby for several weeks?”

That time coincides w/ PAL flight delays & cancellations of in Europe
Reference: https://anywhereiwander.com/2010/06/16/imee-marcos-in-london/

More about Caroline Kennedy: https://anankemag.com/2016/10/18/the-fascinating-world-of-caroline-kennedy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKZKrr2Dpg

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In 2012 BongBong & Imelda Marcos Lost A $353.6M US Appeal, Largest Ever Contempt Award By An Appelate Court At The Time

Excerpt from Inquirer Article, October 29, 2012:

Victims of human rights violations during the Marcos dictatorship have scored a victory in their long quest to get compensation from the Marcos estate.

A US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld on Oct. 24 a contempt judgment against Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., his mother Imelda and the estate of Ferdinand E. Marcos for violating an injunction that barred them from dissipating assets of the estate

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Marcos Bought Over 2,000 ha of land in Texas. HR Victims File Claim and Win 10$M Settlement

In the 70s & 80s Ferdinand Marcos bought over 2,000 hectares of land in Texas w/ Jose Campos as dummy. Imelda admitted it was purchased using Marcos money. As the properties was not in the Campos settlement w/ PCGG, HR victims filed a claim on the land & got a $10million settlement.

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Marcos Used California Overseas Bank to Launder Money for Imelda’s Shopping And Purchase of Properties in the US

In 1990 Ferdinand Marcos dummy Roberto Benedicto surrendered to the Philippine government the California Overseas Bank. Marcos used it to launder money including Imelda’s shopping & purchase of U.S. properties. Marcos gave Benedicto the sugar monopoly that caused the Famine of Negros

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