CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1987 |
Three palatial guest houses of deposed ruler Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, have been opened to the public, the Department of Tourism said Tuesday. A department spokesman said the palaces are in Marcos's home province of Ilocos Norte in the sugar-growing town of Canlubang and in the exclusive resort of Puerto Azul south of Manila.
May 8, 1998 |
Imelda Marcos has changed her mind about withdrawing from next week's presidential election after supporters threatened to commit suicide if she pulled out, an associate said. Instead, the widow of former dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos--facing a jail term and trailing in the polls--will simply stop campaigning. Marcos announced April 29 that she was dropping out of the race.
January 14, 1987 |
Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos on Tuesday denied reports that he or members of his staff were involved in providing documents to disguise the U.S. sale of arms to Iran. Marcos, interviewed at his home in Honolulu on ABC-TV's "Nightline," said the whole story of possible Philippine involvement in the arms deal is "manufactured, fabricated and libelous."
February 12, 1987 |
Ferdinand E. Marcos has appealed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee not to award the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize to Corazon Aquino, who succeeded him in a bloodless revolution one year ago. "The nomination is pure blasphemy. If she gets it there will be riots back home," Marcos said in an interview published today in the Oslo daily Verdens Gang.
November 4, 1989 |
Riots troops used tear gas and water cannon to drive off thousands of Ferdinand E. Marcos supporters who massed at national police headquarters in Manila to demand that the ex-president's body be returned to the Philippines for burial. Marcos was forced into exile in February, 1986, and died in Hawaii on Sept. 28 at age 72. President Corazon Aquino has refused to allow his body to be brought back to the Philippines.