December 12, 1997 |
Imelda Marcos was greeted by a handful of supporters bearing flowers Thursday as she arrived to be treated for glaucoma. The 68-year-old widow of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos won permission last week from her country's Supreme Court to travel to Boston for the treatment. The court reversed a lower court that had denied Marcos, now a congresswoman, permission to travel because of her 1993 conviction on graft charges.
January 22, 1986 |
Amid charges that Democrats in Congress are meddling in next month's election in the Philippines, a House subcommittee heard testimony Tuesday that First Lady Imelda Marcos secretly owns a $19-million mansion on Long Island. Rep. Stephen J. Solarz (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, said the Marcos family owns properties in the United States valued at more than $350 million.
October 29, 1988 |
Imelda Marcos, the wife of deposed Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, will fly to New York City in a private jet this weekend and plans to stay at the Waldorf or another exclusive hotel for a court appearance on Monday, aides said. A federal judge in New York on Thursday, citing Ferdinand Marcos' poor health, delayed indefinitely his arraignment on racketeering charges, including one of embezzling more than $100 million from the Philippine treasury to buy New York buildings.
September 13, 1995 |
Imelda Marcos, driven into exile nine years ago in an uprising that toppled her husband, won Supreme Court approval to take her seat in Congress despite opposition from a government election commission. The court upheld Marcos' appeal of a commission ruling that she did not meet residency requirements for a seat in the House of Representatives. Marcos won the seat by a landslide in May elections.
January 29, 1992 |
Imelda Marcos, former Philippine first lady who is running for president in elections scheduled for May, was arrested today on charges that she illegally kept money abroad in three Swiss bank accounts, witnesses said. Marcos, who faces 54 criminal and civil suits in all, was detained after emerging from her $2,000-a-day suite at the Philippine Plaza Hotel on the seafront. The 62-year-old widow of ousted dictator Ferdinand E.
August 30, 1992 |
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has called off plans to bring her husband's body home for burial this week after rejecting a minister's offer to ferry the corpse back from Hawaii in a cargo plane. "I will not subject my husband to that indignity of being put in a cargo plane," the widow of the former dictator said in a statement Friday. "September first is off."
January 23, 1986 |
First Lady Imelda Marcos charged Wednesday that presidential candidate Corazon Aquino is "obsessed," "ambitious" and "the complete opposite of what a woman should be" in her bid to unseat President Ferdinand E. Marcos in next month's election.
September 29, 1989 |
As a pastel sunset spread across the Pacific and mourners wailed in the background, Imelda Marcos stepped away from the casket of her husband, former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, and reminisced Thursday night about the fairy-tale life he gave her. "He was a beautiful man and he has enriched the future. The fairy tale will always be there," she said. All through the day and night, Imelda Marcos stood by the flag-draped coffin greeting throngs of well-wishers.
April 30, 1990 |
The Imelda Marcos who campaigned beside her ambitious husband when he won the Philippine presidency 25 years ago was an aristocrat--a Manila beauty queen from the wealthy and prominent Romualdez family. At least, that was the official story. Anyone who later suggested that she was once so poor she lived in a garage was attacked as a liar or a communist, an enemy of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and of the Philippines.