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CIA Declassified: Imelda and the Generals

From: The Economist Foreign Report, “Imelda and the Generals,” The Economist, 7 October 1982. Available from: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP90-00552R000404110005-8.pdf. Released 22 June 2010.

The ambition of President Ferdinand Marcos’s influential wife, Imelda, to succeed him will almost certainly be thwarted by the armed forced chiefs. 548 more words

Imelda And The Savior: Big Fights Afoot In The Art World

​Today I want to share with my readers a couple of stories I’ve been following in the art trade over the last few months:

The first involves former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos – she of the shoe closet of all shoe closets – and the art collection which she amassed with her late husband, President Ferdinand Marcos. 503 more words

Art

Quelle Obscénité!!! #MarcosNotAHero

I rarely post political opinions on the blog.  But when I saw this article in the London Evening Standard whilst on the train last night I had to express my feelings.  532 more words

Opinions

Don't Buy New Shoes: Let 3-D Printers Make Them

No more need to try on shoes and make decisions about which ones you like. Not to mention testing them for comfort and how they look on your foot, or with your desired fashion look. 342 more words

Technology

EDSA People Power Revolution

Brief History

The footsteps came at break of light. Agapito “Butz” Aquino reckoned that just twenty people answered his call to gather and march to Camp Aguinaldo, where they would take a stand against the Marcos Dictatorship. 467 more words

Blog

First Lady Imelda Marcos Revitalized Struggling Marikina Shoe Industry

In the 1970’s, First Lady Imelda Marcos spent taxpayer money on thousands of pairs of shoes in an attempt to revitalize the struggling Marikina Shoe Industry. 9 more words

Releases

Thirty Years Later: Catching Up with the Marcos-Era Crimes -Myles A. Garcia

February 25, 1986-Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda, relinquish power and flee into exile in fear of prosecution for embezzlement and election fraud.  The former first couple were airlifted from the presidential palace due to growing crowds of demonstrators intent on the removal of the despotic couple.  542 more words

Investigative Report