Tag Archives: Imelda Marcos

Speechless

12 Sep

Was at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last night for our coverage of the Imelda tribute and felt like…

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…Martial Law, the desaparecidos, the thousands of human rights victims, Ninoy and Cory never, ever existed.

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Yes, I understand.  Give credit to whom credit is due.  But at the same time, justice STILL needs to be served.

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Madame is on TMZ

6 Jul

Wow sikat pa rin si Madame ha.

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CLICK HERE to check what they’ve got to say about Imelda Marcos.

Ang buhay nga naman

3 Jul

While they pray for their symbol of democracy to win the fight against colon cancer…

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…madame celebrates her rather long life with a grand party!

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Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?

Not yet Meldy

17 Jun

So the government has spoken — through acting Justic Secretary Agnes Devenadera — that the Madame will not be getting her divine jewel collection.  Not yet.

Not this…

10-carat canary yellow diamond and huge southsea pearl pendant/brooch

10-carat canary yellow diamond and huge southsea pearl pendant/brooch

this…

 20-carat ruby cabochon and diamonds in white gold

20-carat ruby cabochon and diamonds in white gold

…nor this.

Diamond choker with 15 5-carat each Colombian emeralds (75-carats total) and 50 carats worth of diamonds in platinum.

Diamond choker with 15 5-carat each Colombian emeralds (75-carats total) and 50 carats worth of diamonds in platinum.

Photos by Diana J. Limjoco

These jewels, part of the prized Roumeliotes collection, were confiscated by the Bureau of Customs from Greek Demetriou Roumeliotes who tried smuggling them out of the country on March 9, 1986.  Two other collections — the Malacanang and Honolulu jewels — were being kept at the vaults of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.  Auction houses Christie’s of New York and Sotheby’s of London estimated the three collections to be worth P15 billion.

My gawd! P15-billion!

Madame’s lawyer, however, said that his client is after the Malacanang and Honolulu collections.

Isa pang nakakaloka

17 Jun

“Evidently, Mrs. Marcos remains to be the legitimate owner of said prized jewellery.”

– former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales in a letter to the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

Diamond necklace by Italian designer Buccellati, 93 carats diamonds.

Diamond necklace by Italian designer Buccellati, 93 carats diamonds.

Madame wearing the Buccelatti

Madame wearing the Buccelatti

See Diana Limjoco‘s site to see more Marcos jewels.  Nakakaloka ang koleksyones!

And if these will be returned to Madame, paano na mababayaran ang more than 10,000 claimants na human rights victims ng Marcos regime?

Kaloka

15 Jun

“Thank God that after more than 23 years of relentless persecution and deprivation initiated by the Cory Aquino administration in 1986, President Gloria Arroyo’s government has now started efforts for… truth and justice to prevail. Mabuhay ang Pilipino.”

–  Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on the possible “return” of her P15-billion jewelry collection which she left in Malacañang when the Marcoses fled in 1986.

Naghihirap na raw ang lola, claim niya.  Kaya ba siya nakikita dito?

Madame

22 Apr

Guess who I saw shopping at Tutuban’s Prime Block earlier today? 

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Why it’s none other than Imelda Marcos!

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Grabe ha, a lot of people were following her and taking pictures (including me).  I bet hindi siya makapamili nang maayos with all the pesky people of Divisoria wanting to take photos of her or have their picture taken. 

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Though I really wish I had a better camera with me (I used my Sony Ericsson’s Z610i 2MP camera kanina), hindi ko mapigilang maalala ‘yung joke namin ng mga kaibigan ko kapag nakarating kami sa bahay ni Imelda Marcos.  A few years ago, when a friend was about to interview her (or was it Imee Marcos and Borgy?), we kidded about stealing the mamahaling vases in their living room or any expensive looking ornament she has.  At kapag nahuli kami, we will say, “Binabawi ko lang ang taxes na binayad ng Tatay/Nanay ko!” 

So earlier, while watching her minions follow her every move, especially the high schoolers who kept on calling Imedla “Mommy! Mommy!”, I couldn’t help wondering whether the kids were just in for the thrill of having their pictures taken with a celebrity — okay, an icon — or they just didn’t know much about our history.  But hey, I have no right to judge davah?  Baka parang ako lang din sila, taking photos just for the heck of it, or for blogging’s sake. 

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Anyway, I realized though that I have no patience to follow her every move.  Unless she’s Brangelina, stalking has never been my forte.  So I just went on to brighten my day with my guiltry pleasures. 

This…

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…and this.

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Now I feel like I’m badder than Imelda.