November 5, 1991 |
It was vintage Imelda Marcos. Sitting in a luxury hotel, where she has taken the $2,000-a-day Imperial Suite and 60 rooms for her entourage, surrounded by some of her four high-priced American lawyers, 20 American security agents and members of a Washington-based public relations firm, the former first lady on Monday told a clamoring crowd of reporters and supporters it is time to tell "the truth." "I come home penniless," she said, appearing to fight back tears.
November 4, 1991 |
Weeping and clutching a rosary, flamboyant former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos returned home to a tumultuous welcome today after nearly six years of exile in the United States. Thousands of loyalists and curious onlookers lined the road for more than five miles from the airport, honking horns, blowing sirens, tossing confetti, waving flags and shouting pro-Marcos slogans. Workmen clanged pipes and cheered from construction sites along the road.
November 2, 1991 |
Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and the Philippine government have reached a tentative agreement to settle two $5-billion civil racketeering cases and unfreeze her assets, lawyers for the two sides said Friday night. The lawyers said the proposed settlement is contingent on her return to the Philippines next week to stand trial on massive civil and criminal charges there. Imelda Marcos, widow of former President Ferdinand E.
November 1, 1991 |
The son of ousted President Ferdinand E. Marcos returned to Manila on Thursday after almost six years in exile, saying he wants to prepare the way for a Philippine burial for his father's remains. "The Marcos family now feels that the time has come that my father be put to rest," Ferdinand E. Marcos Jr., 34, told reporters after arriving from Singapore.
October 23, 1991 |
It's almost shoe time--Imelda R. Marcos is coming home. The former First Lady of the Philippines, onetime owner of 6,900 dresses and 1,220 pairs of shoes, says she will return here Nov. 4 for the first time since she and her late husband, Ferdinand E. Marcos, fled to America almost six years ago with crates stuffed with cash, gems and gold. But first there are some matters to clear up.
October 9, 1991 |
A Philippine court ruled Tuesday that exiled former First Lady Imelda Marcos is no longer a threat to national security and ordered the government to issue her a passport. A lawyer for Marcos said she plans to return to her homeland Nov. 4, ending 5 1/2 years in exile in the United States that began when her late husband, Ferdinand E. Marcos, was overthrown in a popular revolt in 1986. He died in Hawaii in 1989. On her return, Marcos faces trial on charges of tax evasion.