Skip to comments.Unhappy returns: Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday bash ruined as 261 hospitalized
Posted on 07/06/2019 12:20:41 PM PDT by csvset
MANILA (Reuters) - Chaos erupted at a huge party to celebrate the 90th birthday of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Wednesday, with 261 friends and supporters rushed to Manila hospitals with suspected food poisoning.
Emergency rooms in the citys Pasig area were inundated with patients vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and dizziness, according to staff who spoke to Reuters.
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She was sentenced to 11 years in prison on seven counts of corruption last year for making illegal bank transfers worth $200 million to Swiss foundations while Manila governor in the 1970s.
Marcos denies the charges and is on bail pending her appeal.
Probably it’s shoe polish poisoning.
But I didnt have the salmon mousse
I thought the Marcos were long dead? Sounds like it might be soon?
Maybe. Or the Filipino style fish soup. Ordered it once and nearly threw up when the lid of the bowl was lifted. Maggot gagging.
I would not be surprised if the poisoning was deliberate and carried out by Marcos opponents. Then again I understand all the reasons her opponents despise her. Not sayin that makes poisoning a bunch of folks O.K., just that I understand the feelings of her opponents.
(P.S. I have Philippino friends whose husband and father was either underground or in prison during the entire Marcos era - because he was known to not be a Marcos supporter. They had to come and live in the U.S. work and finish Junior High, Senior High and College until Cory Aquino came to power - when their husband and father was relaased from one of Marcos’ prisons.)
90 and out on bail, lol
“Ninety, out on bail and puking your guts out is no way to go through Life, Son!” ~ Dean Wormer
Am also witness to Marco dictatorship. Imelda was pompous. Revisionists there cast The Marcos family favorably. I knew and witnessed his grandeur and depravity. Gen Ver and Juan ponce Enrile were evil. The cronies were ruthless. No doubt someone spiked Imeldas punch bowl.
Maybe it’s because Imelda felt a song comin’ on...
My liberal brother used to tell a joke:
Q: What does Imelda Marcos have in common with the U.S. Postal Service?
A: Thousands of black loafers.
food poisoning or tight shoes ???
She was known for her hundreds of pairs...
Its probably what Hillary can look forward to at the current rate.
Hers my bail money. Here are my attorneys. You kids talk for a coupladozen years or so, okay?
Bad pancit noodles
Marcos made out all his enimies to be Marxists, in effect drawing many Liberals and Moderates into coalitions with Marxists and one result was the increasing popularity of the armed Communist/Marxist groups. Marcos helped to create a bigger all around Leftist opposition than the beginning opposition to Marcos ever was. In that process the Marcos military police only had to name a mere opponent of their corruption as a Marxist, and go after them as such - on as if they were all Marxists.
In some ways Marcos was and began as a “populist” and was outside the elite families that had dominated Philippine politics and business, before, during and after WWII.
Rather than purge the political culture of their corruption, when Marcos declared Martial Law he was trying to occupy the whole corrupt system, with the corruption, all by and to himself.
After it was all over and Cory had been in power a few years, my firend’s dad wrote that the biggest problem to be overcome in the Philippines was the systmatic corruption at every level ff government and society. It still is.
“...were inundated with patients vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and dizziness..”
That’ll be a party they won’t forget.
“..my firends dad wrote that the biggest problem to be overcome in the Philippines was the systmatic corruption at every level ff government and society. It still is.”
Same problem as Chicago.
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