A report on Imelda Marcos

Imelda in July 2008
Imelda Marcos in 1953
Imelda Romualdez-Marcos with former President Ferdinand Marcos and family during the 1965 inauguration
Imelda Marcos at the Bataan Death March Memorial
Lyndon B. Johnson and Imelda Marcos dancing
Meeting of the Marcoses and the Nixons in 1969 at the Malacañang Palace
Imelda Marcos features prominently in protest art displayed in the lobby of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Museum, which documents the events of the Marcos Dictatorship and "honors the heroes and martyrs that fought the regime".

Filipino politician who served as the First Lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.

- Imelda Marcos
Imelda in July 2008

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Marcos in 1982 during a ceremony

Ferdinand Marcos

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Filipino politician, lawyer, dictator, and kleptocrat who was the 10th president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.

Filipino politician, lawyer, dictator, and kleptocrat who was the 10th president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.

Marcos in 1982 during a ceremony
Ferdinand Marcos (right) with his family in the 1920s
Ferdinand Marcos being conferred with a Doctor Laws, honoris causa degree during the investiture of the first Filipino president of Central Philippine University, Rex. D. Drilon, on April 21, 1967.
Ferdinand Marcos as a soldier in the 1940s
Ferdinand Marcos is sworn into his first term on December 30, 1965.
The leaders of some of the SEATO nations in front of the Congress Building in Manila, hosted by Marcos on October 24, 1966
President Marcos (left) and his wife Imelda (center) meet with US President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) in Manila in October 1966.
Marcos with Japanese Emperor Hirohito in 1966
Ferdinand Marcos takes the Oath of Office for a second term before Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion on December 30, 1969.
Richard Nixon with the Marcos family in 1969
September 24, 1972, issue of the Sunday edition of the Philippine Daily Express
Imperial Japanese Army soldier Hiroo Onoda offering his military sword to Marcos on the day of his surrender on March 11, 1974
Ferdinand Marcos with US Secretary of State George Shultz, 1982
President Ferdinand E. Marcos in Washington in 1983
Marcos at the North–South Summit on International Cooperation and Development in Cancun alongside other world leaders including I. Gandhi, F. Mitterrand, R. Reagan, M. Thatcher, K. Waldheim, Zhao Ziyang; October 23, 1981
Corazon Aquino, widow of the assassinated opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., takes the Oath of Office on February 25, 1986
Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos at the White House with US President Ronald Reagan in 1982
The body of Ferdinand Marcos was stored in a refrigerated crypt at the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center in Batac, Ilocos Norte until 2016.
Students of the Ateneo de Manila University along Katipunan Avenue protesting against the burial of Marcos insisting that the former president is not a hero, but a dictator
Ferdinand Marcos in Washington, 1983
A 1999 view of the San Fernando segment of North Luzon Expressway, one of Marcos's infrastructure projects
San Juanico Bridge connecting Leyte and Samar
Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos with the Johnsons in 1966
Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos with the Nixons in 1969
Marcos greeting Robert Muldoon on the latter's official visit to the Philippines, 1980. New Zealand was a valuable strategic partner for the country in the last years of Marcos' rule.

His wife, Imelda Marcos, made infamous in her own right by the excesses that characterized her and her husband's conjugal dictatorship, is the source of the term "Imeldific".

Edifice complex

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The term "edifice complex" was coined in the 1970s to describe Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos' practice of using publicly funded construction projects as political and election propaganda.

Metro Manila

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Seat of government and one of three defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines.

Seat of government and one of three defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines.

Nichols Field runway with Manila in the background, taken prior to 1941
Metropolitan Manila, or the National Capital Region, is divided morphologically into three major parts. These are the: Central Plateau, Coastal Lowland, and Marikina Valley
Drainage map of the Pasig-Marikina River system
Flooding brought by Typhoon Ketsana (Tropical Storm Ondoy) in 2009 caused 484 deaths in Metro Manila alone.
Commemoration of 119th Rizal Day at Rizal Park
Malacañan Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines.
The Batasang Pambansa Complex is the seat of the House of Representatives.
MMDA Headquarters (2012)
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Districts of Metro Manila
The Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project for the former Smokey Mountain dumpsite and slum community is a prime example of in-city relocation housing for informal settler families in Tondo, City of Manila.
Ayala Avenue, looking westward, in the Makati Central Business District.
Bonifacio Global City and Makati skylines from Grand Hyatt Manila, the tallest building in the Philippines.
Aerial view of the SM Mall of Asia Complex (2016)
Gate of Fort Santiago at the historic walled area of Intramuros, City of Manila. (2013)
San Agustin Church, which was built in 1604 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Okada Manila is one of Metro Manila's integrated casino resort and hotel complex.
"Spoliarium", displayed at the National Museum of the Philippines
A 2019 Southeast Asian Games basketball game held at the Mall of Asia Arena.
University of the Philippines Diliman is the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines since 1949.
The University of Santo Tomas, established in 1611, has the oldest extant university charter in Asia.
De La Salle University (DLSU)
Camp Crame is the headquarters of the Philippine National Police
Camp Aguinaldo is the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
A flyover on EDSA at its intersection with Quezon Avenue.
Portion of South Luzon Expressway at the southern tip of Metro Manila
The Santolan station of the Line 2.
System map of the Metro Manila railway system.
Water zones for Metro Manila and the surrounding areas. Maynilad Water Services operates in the red areas while Manila Water operates in the blue areas.
Makati CBD is the principal central business district of the Philippines.
The Metro Manila skyline from San Mateo, Rizal, looking at Makati CBD, Ortigas CBD, Eastwood City and Bonifacio Global City.
The Northern Metro Manila skyline from San Mateo, Rizal, looking at Manila, Araneta City, and Quezon City.
The Northern Roxas Boulevard Skyline.
The Makati, Bay City, and Entertainment City skylines from Manila Bay.

President Ferdinand Marcos appointed his wife, First Lady Imelda Marcos, as the first governor of Metro Manila.

Quezon City

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Most populous city in the Philippines.

Most populous city in the Philippines.

Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd president of the Philippines and the visionary behind the creation of Quezon City is the namesake of the city
The transfer of the University of the Philippines from Manila to Diliman was a precedent for the creation of Quezon City
Quezon Memorial Circle is the focal point of the newly-established capital city where the proposed Capitol Building of the Philippines is supposed to rise.
Territories ceded by Caloocan to form Quezon City. Existing territorial boundaries. Detached by Commonwealth Act 502 (1939).  Novaliches area. Detached by Republic Act 392 (1949).
The Bantayog ng mga Bayani was dedicated in honor of the all the people that struggled during the Marcos regime.
EDSA Shrine
Elevation map of Quezon City. The drop in elevation along the eastern border of the city follows the length of the West Valley Fault.
2013 Skyline of North EDSA, featuring SM City North EDSA.
Tandang Sora National Shrine in Balintawak is dedicated to Melchora Aquino, who was a prominent figure in the Philippine Revolution.
Historic Socorro Water Towers in Socorro, Cubao which has been converted as the Socorro Barangay Hall.
Balete Drive in New Manila is known in Filipino folklore as a haunted place, where a white lady purportedly appears.
The Philippine Heart Center, one of the country's designer hospitals, was designed in brutalist style.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao.
Central Temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
Slum in Damayang Lagi
Araneta City in Cubao
Eastwood City in Bagumbayan is the home to country's first and largest cyberpark.
The GMA Network Center in Diliman is the headquarters of GMA Network.
Quezon City Hall, the seat of city government
The DILG-NAPOLCOM Center is the headquarters of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
BSP Security Plant Complex along East Avenue in NGC I.
Main office of the Social Security System.
Araneta Coliseum
St. Luke's Medical Center – Quezon City (SLMC) is regarded as one of the best private hospitals in the country.
The National Science Complex (NSC) within the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Ateneo de Manila University, regarded as the best private university in the Philippines.
EDSA near Kamuning Station.
EDSA-Aurora Boulevard crossing, showing the viaducts of LRT-2 and MRT-3. An LRT-2 train is seen passing above.
La Mesa Ecopark in the La Mesa Watershed Reservation, which also contains the La Mesa Dam and Reservoir.
The Payatas dumpsite in 2007. It was permanently closed in 2017.
The Katipunan Tree inside the Metro Manila College campus in Novaliches

Concurrent with the reinstatement of Manila as the capital, Ferdinand Marcos designated his wife, Imelda Marcos, as the first governor of Metro Manila, who started the construction of massive government edifices with architectural significance as she re-branded Manila as the "City of Man".

Hundreds of thousands of people filling up Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), facing northbound towards the Boni Serrano Avenue–EDSA intersection (February 1986)

People Power Revolution

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Series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines, mostly in Metro Manila, from February 22 to 25, 1986.

Series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines, mostly in Metro Manila, from February 22 to 25, 1986.

Hundreds of thousands of people filling up Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), facing northbound towards the Boni Serrano Avenue–EDSA intersection (February 1986)
Martial law protest
Carmen and the Diokno family protest through KAAKBAY, the leading organization of the first coalition JAJA
Jovito Salonga of the Liberal Party's Salonga wing, first part of the boycott movement before campaigning for the presidential nomination
Corazon Aquino campaigning with son Noynoy
Cardinal Ricardo Vidal
A visitor at Bantayog ng mga Bayani browses through a timeline of the last moments of the protests that culminated in People Power.
Camp Aguinaldo
Jaime Cardinal Sin
Radio Veritas
Fidel Ramos
A damaged newspaper from The Manila Times covering the revolution
President Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn by Chief Justice Ramon Aquino in the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañan Palace on February 25, 1986.
Marcos in exile in Hawaii
People Power Monument
10-peso coin commemorating the People Power Revolution

Despite warnings from the military and First Lady Imelda Marcos, Ninoy Aquino was determined to return home.

Marcos in 2012

Bongbong Marcos

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Filipino politician who is the 17th and current president of the Philippines.

Filipino politician who is the 17th and current president of the Philippines.

Marcos in 2012
Marcos during his first State of the Nation Address.
Marcos during his first State of the Nation Address.
Senator Marcos during a Kapihan sa Senado forum in June 2014
Marcos (center) and his running mate Sara Duterte during a grand caravan in Quezon City in December 2021
Marcos won in 64 out of 81 provinces in the 2022 presidential election
Marcos delivering his inaugural address.

He is the second child and only son of former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and former first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

Malacañan Palace as viewed from the Pasig River

Malacañang Palace

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Palace, is the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the Philippines.

Palace, is the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the Philippines.

Malacañan Palace as viewed from the Pasig River
Malacañan Palace as viewed from the Pasig River
Malacañang Palace in 1898.
Malacañang Palace Pasig River façade, ca. 1910
Aerial view of Malacañang Palace, 1932
Malacañang in 1940.
1973 commemorative stamp of the issue "Presidential Palace in Manila"; with a view of the palace frontage and the portraits of President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos (as First Lady of the Philippines)
President Manuel L. Quezon ascending at the Malacañang Palace Grand Staircase
President Benigno Aquino III witnesses as Pope Francis signs the palace guestbook, the 'Blood Compact' painting in the background.
Reception Hall of Malacañang Palace
President Ferdinand Marcos presiding over a meeting during the Manila Conference of SEATO nations
President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before the audience during an oath-taking ceremony of new officials on October 2016.
Richard Nixon during a state dinner hosted by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.
President Ramon Magsaysay (1953–1957) at the Presidential Study, Malacañang Palace.
President Rodrigo Duterte looks at a bust sculpture of composer Nicanor Abelardo at the Music Room.
Kalayaan Hall.
Presidential Museum walkway
The New Executive Building reconstructed during Cory Aquino's presidency
The Bahay Ugnayan, a Spanish colonial house now used as an office.
The Mabini Hall houses the offices of the Executive Secretary and presidential assistants and advisers
Gate of the Malacañang Park.
The Laperal Mansion
San Miguel Church near Malacañang was declared the National Shrine of Saint Michael, the Archangel in 1986
President Sergio Osmeña and his family at the Malacañang gardens (1945).

More recently, between 1978 and 1979 the palace building was drastically remodeled and extensively rebuilt by First Lady Imelda Marcos during the term of Ferdinand Marcos.

Kilusang Bagong Lipunan

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Right-wing to far-right political party in the Philippines.

Right-wing to far-right political party in the Philippines.

Former logo of KBL

Since 1986, the KBL has contested in most of the national and local elections in the Philippines, but retained a single seat in the House of Representatives in Ilocos Norte, which was held by former First Lady Imelda Marcos until 2019.

Cultural Center of the Philippines

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Government-owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote arts and culture in the Philippines.

Government-owned and controlled corporation established to preserve, develop and promote arts and culture in the Philippines.

The Tanghalang Pambansa in 2012.
CCP Complex from the air.
The Tanghalang Maria Makiling at the National Arts Center in Los Baños
The façade of the Angelo King Center for the Performing Arts

In the meantime in 1965, Imelda Marcos at a proclamation rally in Cebu for her husband's bid for the Presidency, expressed her desire to build a national theater.

Speaker Pro Tempore Daniel Romualdez (right) with President Ramon Magsaysay (center) and Senate President Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. (left)

Daniel Z. Romualdez

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Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1957 to 1962.

Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1957 to 1962.

Speaker Pro Tempore Daniel Romualdez (right) with President Ramon Magsaysay (center) and Senate President Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. (left)

He was first cousin to former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos.