In June ’75 he issued a secret Pres’l Decree#731 found after EDSA that establish a commission w/ Imelda as Chairman w/c will “exercise of powers & duties as President in the event of my death or permanent incapacity”Continue reading “Ferdinand Marcos Wanted Imelda to Succeed him In Case of Death”
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 PresidentContinue reading ““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”
Here are 3 different sources:
Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 82 “Combatting Congestion” by, Yves Boquet, 2013
Continue reading “EDSA Was Constructed in the 1940s, almost 25 years before Marcos became President”
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
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
More about Caroline Kennedy: https://anankemag.com/2016/10/18/the-fascinating-world-of-caroline-kennedy/Continue reading “Imee Marcos used PAL as an express service to deliver her breastmilk daily from Europe to Manila”
Excerpt from Inquirer Article, October 29, 2012:
Continue reading “In 2012 BongBong & Imelda Marcos Lost A $353.6M US Appeal, Largest Ever Contempt Award By An Appelate Court At The Time”
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
At approximately 1:00:01 of ‘The Kingmaker’, available via this link on Vimeo, journalist Pete Lacaba, Activists Etta Rosales and May Rodriguez recount the horrors of torture they experienced while incarcerated for subversion.Continue reading “Stories of Torture During Martial Law”
In Oct, 1973 royalty wannabe Imelda Marcos invited herself to the inauguration of the Sydney Opera House. Wikileaks diplomatic cables reveal she tried to upstage the Queen. She was seen wearing a tiara even if she is not a titled lady & Queen Elizabeth, the head of state wasn’t.Continue reading “Imelda ‘A Pest’, Gatecrashes Sydney Opera House Inauguration”
Here is transcript from the 17 minute mark of the movie ‘The Kingmaker’, which you can watch at Vimeo here.Continue reading “Imelda Drove Out Calauit Villagers So She Can Have A Personal Safari With African Animals”
In March 1975 Imelda Marcos attended the Coronation of King Birendra of Nepal. She seized 4 PAL planes, 1 for food, one for entourage, 2 for her & her uninvited friends who happened to be partying with her the night before her trip & they decided to continue the party in Nepal.
Link to Free Digital Edition
The Conjugal Dictatorship by Primitivo Mijares
Proceed to page 191 for Imelda’s Nepal Fiasco
Link to Town & Country: How Imelda Marcos, the Wife of a Filipino Dictator, Became an Icon of ’80s Excess