Imelda Marcos

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Imelda R. Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitación Romuáldez on July 2, 1929) is a Filipino politician and widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Upon the ascension of her husband to political power, she held various positions to the government until 1986. She is the first politician elected as member of the Philippine legislature in three geographical locations (Manila, Leyte, ... more »

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  • ''My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1931), former Philippine First Lady. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 29 (April 20, 1992). Once the big-spending wife of Phili...
  • ''Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1929), Filipino First Lady. Quoted in Newsweek (New York, June 12, 1989).
  • ''I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.''
    Imelda Marcos (b. 1929), Filipino first lady. Quoted in Times (London, June 22, 1990). Complaining of the numerous witnesses called to testify aga...
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