Imelda Marcos

Duterte-and-the-Marcoses

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In a major setback for Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, she failed to secure immediate relief from the Supreme Court (SC) against the House of Representatives’ (HOR) inquiry into the Ilocos Norte’s alleged misuse of P66.45 million in tobacco excise tax funds. While the SC did not specifically reject Imee’s petition, it was re-raffled since the justice in charge of the Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz For twenty-one years that he was in power, the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos had it his way regardless of what people said. He ruled with an iron hand and exercised his authority like the Greek gods did. He was Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades all rolled into one. As Zeus, Marcos was omnipotent. His word was the law of the land. Read More …

Bongbong, Miriam, and Imelda (behind).

PerryScope By Perry Diaz With Election Day just two months away, campaigning is heating up particularly in the vice presidential contest. Indeed, never in the history of Philippine politics had there been more campaign propaganda used and resources spent to elect the vice president of the country, which makes one wonder: why the sudden interest in a job that does nothing but run errands for Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Ever since Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. was elected to the Senate in 2010, a lot of people have been wondering if he’d pursue a higher office when his term ends in 2016. Being the only male offspring of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, a dictator who ruled the Philippines for two decades, Bongbong is presumed to have an Read More …

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Source: ABS-CBNnews.com  MANILA – Former First Lady and incumbent Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos described as “inhumane” the incarceration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is under hospital arrest for alleged plunder of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds. Marcos arrived late Wednesday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) to visit Arroyo, a colleague at the House of Representatives. “I am happy Read More …

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Source: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Congresswoman Imelda Marcos has revealed she wants her son, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to run for president in 2016. In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN reporter Anthony Taberna, the former First Lady said she wants her only son to follow in his father’s footsteps and continue the legacy of the late former President Read More …

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AS A MATTER OF FACT By Sara Soliven De Guzman The Philippine Star  One thing quite evident ‘People Power’ has given us back is our freedom! During the Marcos Regime no one can publicly criticize the Administration. If anyone dared to talk or write about Marcos, his family or his cronies, severe punishment follows, sometimes even death. And I mean it in the literal sense Read More …

PCGG Chairman Andy Bautista

Frankly Speaking By Frank Wenceslao When Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Andy Bautista was reported he’d conduct preliminary investigation of Imee Marcos’ reported bank account in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a haven of hot money of foreign leaders who looted national treasuries, a Pamusa supporter in Manila sent me newspaper clippings with a note to expect PCGG’s abolition soon. Bautista has shown Read More …

Imelda Marcos with some of her shoes on display at a museum in Marikina City (Feb 2001) Imelda Marcos's shoes are the best accounted for among her possessions

By Kate McGeown BBC News, Philippines Imelda Marcos: a name synonymous with wealth, greed and excess. During her husband’s 20 years as Philippine president, she amassed a huge collection of art, jewellery, property and – most famously – at least 1,000 pairs of shoes. Paintings by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rembrandt, Rafael and Michelangelo; palatial homes in the US and the Philippines; silver tableware, gold necklaces, Read More …

Gold-bullions.2

PerryScope By Perry Diaz The hunt for the fabled “Marcos Loot” is beginning to look like an Indiana Jones sequel.  The only difference is that this one is for real with real life characters, tons of real gold bullions, and a 2,000-pound solid gold Buddha filled with real diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones that would make the Queen of England look like a pauper. Read More …