Imelda Marcos

Philippine former First Lady (born 1929)

Imelda Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez on July 2, 1929) is a Filipino government person and widow of 10th Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Her nicknames are Steel Butterfly and Iron Butterfly.[1][2] Her son, Bongbong Marcos, is the President of the Philippines since 2022.

Imelda Marcos
Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2019
Preceded byFerdinand Marcos Jr.
Succeeded byEugenio Angelo Barba
Member of the House of Representatives from Leyte's 1st district
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 1998
Preceded byCirilo Roy G. Montejo
Succeeded byAlfred S. Romuáldez
10th First Lady of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Preceded byEva Macapagal
Succeeded byAmelita Ramos
Member of Parliament for Region IV-A
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Governor of Manila
In office
1976 – February 25, 1986
Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary
In office
Minister of Human Settlements
In office
Personal details
Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romuáldez

(1929-07-02) July 2, 1929 (age 94)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista Party (2009–present)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978–present)
Spouse(s)Ferdinand Marcos
(m. 1954–1989, his death)
ChildrenImee Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Irene Marcos-Araneta
Aimee Marcos
Alma materSt. Paul's College

She is remembered both for her husband's presidential time, and because of her collection of 1,060 pairs of shoes.[3] In 2001, Imelda opened the Marikina City Footwear Museum in the shoe-making district of Manila. The museum includes hundreds of her own shoes.[4]

On 9 November 2018, Marcos was convicted and sentenced to 77 years in prison on corruption charges in a court proceeding that lasted twenty-seven years.[5]

First lady change

More than five years after her husband became president, he stopped elections and gained more control. He stopped all that challenged him by scaring them. Imelda also gained power and became a government person up to 1986 when her husband's president time ended after the people removed him from power using peaceful actions.

Later life change

They went to Hawaii and her husband died there. Imelda came back five years later to try to become president but lost. Later, she tried other government jobs and won in two areas as a member representing them in the Philippines law-making building. Imelda has represented three areas (Manila, Leyte, Ilocos Norte) in the Philippines law-making building.

Sources change

  1. Reid, Robert H. (November 3, 1991). "A "Roller-Coaster" Life For One Of The World's Most Famous Women". Associated Press.
  2. Soloski, Alex (October 6, 2009). "Imelda Marcus Gets the Ol' Song and Dance at Julia Miles Theater". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on November 5, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  3. "Investigations: Imeldarabilia: A Final Count". Time. February 23, 1987. Archived from the original on August 19, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  4. BBC News: Homage to Imelda's shoes
  5. "Imelda Marcos faces Philippines arrest after guilty verdict". BBC News. 9 November 2018.