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  • Unhappy returns: Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday bash ruined as 261 hospitalized

    07/06/2019 12:20:41 PM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 July 2019 | Karen Lema
    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 city’s Pasig area were inundated with patients vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and dizziness, according to staff who spoke to Reuters.
  • Imelda Marcos ordered arrested for seven counts of graft

    11/08/2018 8:58:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CNN PHILIPPINES ^ | November 8, 2018 | CNN Philippines Staff
    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — The anti-graft court ordered on Friday the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos after it found her guilty for seven counts of graft. The 89-year-old Marcos was sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum of six years to a maximum of 11 years. The Sandiganbayan said the former first lady can have a provisional liberty if she posts a cash bond while appealing the conviction. Marcos, who is running for Ilocos Norte governor in the 2019 elections, was also perpetually disqualified from holding public office. But Ombudsman Prosecutor Rey Quilala said she can...
  • Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

    04/29/2015 10:08:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/15 | Karen Tumulty and Alice Crites
    In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris. The incident left the Florida first lady deeply mortified and her husband politically chagrined. Jeb Bush said the first lady had misled customs officials because she did not want him to know that she had spent about $19,000 on the trip. “The embarrassment I felt made me ashamed to face my family and friends,” Columba Bush said in a...
  • S. Korea: Con artists defraud man by promising to ‘attract Imelda’s slush funds’

    10/29/2014 2:41:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 2014/10/29
    Con artists defraud man by promising to ‘attract Imelda’s slush funds’ OCTOBER 29, 2014 05:08. Lee, 45, facility manager for a building in Seoul’s Gangnam district, was struggling amid financial difficulties because he had yet to receive five-month salary in arrears around May 2012. While agonizing to overcome his difficult situation, he received an interesting offer from Park, whom Lee came to know through one of his acquaintances. Park, who came to see Lee with a colleague, said, “Slush fund worth hundreds of millions of dollars belonging to Imelda, the wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is being kept...
  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

    09/25/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/25/2012
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila presidential palace and another Marcos home decades ago, left behind in 1986 when the couple fled the country in the throes of a popular revolt. The new government held up the high heels as the epitome of the ejected Marcoses’ extravagance as their nation was mired in barefoot poverty, an anti-Cinderella story warning of the dangers of...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-26-11

    08/26/2011 2:54:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 8-26-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 3 family wins signal Marcos revival in Philippines (Imelda, children win Congress & Governorship)

    05/12/2010 4:21:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 431+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/12/2010 | TERESA CEROJANO
    Nearly a quarter-century after Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband fled the Philippines in disgrace — leaving a debt-ridden country but a lavish collection of shoes — the 80-year-old former first lady and two of their children are poised to revive the family's political fortunes. At first sight, the outcome is surprising in an election that also looks set to award the son of the Marcoses' nemesis, "people power" President Corazon Aquino, the country's top office. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III campaigned heavily against corruption — endemic in the Philippines and allegedly practiced by the Marcos dictatorship on a massive scale....
  • What Massive Unemployment? Michelle Obama Wore $1850 Dress to State of the Union

    01/29/2010 5:41:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 58 replies · 3,031+ views
    Friday, January 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    First Lady Michelle Obama evinces no concern for the tens of millions of Americans suffering the consequences of her husband's failing economic policies as she is once again seen flaunting her Imelda Marcos taste in ridiculously expensive designer clothers.Women's Wear Daily reported today that Michelle Obama wore a dress that retails for $1850 to the State of the Union address given by her husband, Barack Obama, on Wednesday night.Last week, the White House featured as the 'photo of the day' a picture of Michelle Obama wearing a $2763 designer coat with matching dress of unknown cost and $850 custom made...
  • What War? What Recession? Michelle Obama's Imelda Marcos Shoe Fetish Runs to Thousands of Dollars

    12/29/2009 1:16:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 131 replies · 6,022+ views
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    First Lady Michelle Obama's obsession with very expensive designer shoes is starting to bring up the specter of Imelda Marcos, the shoe-hording former First Lady of the Philippines.Marcos, who was the wife of Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, became a global laughingstock when news spread of the more than one thousand pairs of shoes in her closets when the Marcos regime was overthrown by the People Power revolution led by Corazon Aquino in 1986.The mainstream media has pretty much ignored Michell Obama's designer shoe collection, save for when she visited a soup kitchen wearing garish $540 silver colored sneakers.A few bloggers...
  • Thousands of shoes litter Palmetto Expressway [Miami Deluged With Shoes]

    01/02/2009 6:08:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 21 replies · 2,652+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 01/02/09 | JOSE PAGLIERY
    Thousands of work boots, bath slippers, tennis sneakers and beach sandals -- even roller blades, all inexplicably materialized, strewn upon the southbound lanes, disrupting traffic for hours. A mountain of those thousands of used shoes is now somewhere in northern Miami-Dade County, and Florida Highway Patrol officials are distributing them to local and national nonprofits that promise to give them to the poor. No witnesses have yet come forward to explain just how thousands of shoes appeared at 7:42 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the busy highway between the Bird Road and Miller Drive exits. Some think a truck's...
  • Fire destroys factory, 400,000 pairs of shoes

    04/01/2006 1:19:29 PM PST · by JimSEA · 45 replies · 826+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Sunday April 02, 2006 | By Sunthorn Pongpao
    A shoe factory producing the world famous Ecco brand footwear was hit by a fire early yesterday. The fire destroyed one of the factory buildings and 400,000 pairs of the high-quality shoes, and caused the Denmark-based company a loss of more than a billion baht. The fire brigade took four hours to extinguish the blaze, which broke out around 5.30am yesterday. Around 30 workers were working in the factory when the fire broke out, but there were no reports of injuries. However, the fire completely destroyed one of the company's five factories in Nakhon Luang district. Damage was estimated at...
  • IMELDA DEFENDS WEALTH (infamous shoe maniac vows to prevent jewels being sold to help poor)

    10/05/2005 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 4,105+ views
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | October 5, 2005
        Denies jewels were stolen VIDEO: Fight For Gems IMELDA DEFENDS WEALTH Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines who was infamous for owning thousands of shoes, is promising a fierce fight against plans to auction her jewellery collections.  The widow of Ferdinand Marcos told Sky News' Asia Correspondent Dominic Waghorn her wealth was honestly earned and her belongings cannot legally be sold.It was her first interview since the Philippine government announced the sell-off.She told Waghorn: "It's not true that this is still stolen money, that it is ill gotten, that it's taken from corruption or taken from the people,...
  • (Imelda) Marcos barred from attending Reagan's funeral

    06/08/2004 11:56:42 PM PDT · by ambrose · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Marcos barred from attending Reagan's funeral 09/06/2004 - 07:16:48 Imelda Marcos has been banned from attending the funeral of former US President Ronald Reagan by a Philippine court. Mrs Marcos – who is facing a string of corruption cases and needs court approval to travel abroad – claimed to be a ”a close and loyal friend” of Reagan and said she had been invited by telephone to attend the funeral. Mrs Marcos, 74, widow of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, appealed to the court for permission to travel overseas to attend the service on Friday, but her request was denied because...