Marcos, Imelda

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Name
Marcos, Imelda Gender: F
Imelda Remedios Visitación Trinidad Romuáldez
born on 2 July 1929 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Manila, Philippines, 14n35, 121e0
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°31' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°35'



Imelda Marcos (2008)

Biography

Filipina beauty queen turned politician who served as the First Lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. She is the widow of former president Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989) and the mother of current president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. She and her husband stole billions of pesos from the Filipino people, amassing a personal fortune estimated to have been worth US$5 billion to US$10 billion by the time they were deposed in 1986. By 2018, about $3.6 billion of this had been recovered by the Philippine government, either through compromise deals or sequestration cases. They hold the Guinness World Record for the "Greatest Robbery of a Government".

During her husband's 21-year rule, she ordered the construction of many grandiose architectural projects, using public funds and "in impossibly short order" – a propaganda practice, which eventually came to be known as her "edifice complex". She was the champion of conspicuous consumers at a time when her people were starving and destitute. She owned 3,000 pairs of shoes, designer garments, 500 black brassieres and many other extravagant items. On one occasion, Imelda spent $2,000 on chewing gum at the San Francisco International Airport and, on another, forced a plane to do a U-turn mid-air because she had forgotten to buy cheese in Rome.

The People Power Revolution in February 1986 unseated the Marcoses and forced the family into exile in Hawaii. They suffered the indignity of being brought down to living in a $2 million house, modestly furnished and with a minimum staff, managing to get by on a monthly overhead of $80,000.

From the former power position of being the law, they were now facing a long list of criminal investigations. Imelda was arraigned in New York on racketeering charges, of plundering $103 million in Philippine government funds, then soaking U.S. banks for $165 million more in a fraudulent financing scheme and secretly purchasing four Manhattan buildings with the loot. The indictment further alleged that, with the aid of Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, they continued their financial finagling after accepting asylum in the U.S.

Leaving court, Imelda suffered her humiliation in a Waldorf suite at $1,800 a night. Her pal, Doris Duke, had loaned her a private jet to fly back and forth from Hawaii and agreed to put up the $5.3 million in bail.

As Imelda faced criminal charges, Ferdinand was too ill to travel. He died on 28 September 1989 at age 72 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The subject of dozens of court cases around the world, she was eventually convicted of corruption charges in 2018 for her activities during her term as governor of Metro Manila; the case is under appeal.

Imelda Marcos was elected four times to the House of Representatives of the Philippines (1995-1998, 2010-2019), and ran twice for the presidency of the Philippines (1992, 1998) but failed to garner enough votes.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Hamilton, George (born 12 August 1939)
  • friend relationship with Duke, Doris (born 22 November 1912)
  • spouse relationship with Marcos, Ferdinand (born 11 September 1917). Notes: Married 1954-1989

Events

  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 6 April 1954 (Ferdinand Marcos)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 April 1954 (Ferdinand Marcos)
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  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1958 (Hospitalized, reportedly for manic depression)
  • Work : New Job 9 November 1965 (First Lady of the Philippines)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (Hilda Romuáldez Trinidad, born at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Manila).

Previously this entry had 2:30 PM: Serafin Lanot quotes many sources, including biographies. Zip Dobyns quotes Lanot for 5:30 AM "adjusted by people who know her well." Penfield in MH July '86 gives 2:30 PM, Tacloban, Phillipines from Lanot quoting mother in a biography."

Robin Biles sends clippings (July 1996) from Carmen Mavarro Pedrosa, "Imelda Marcos," St. Martin's Press, New York, p.16, "Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romuldez was born at dawn on July 2, 1929 ....... in a prestigious section of Manila, only a stone's throw from Malacanang Palace." Her mother had been rushed to the San Juan de Dios Hospital on the evening of July 1st.

Frank Clifford doubts the biography as Imelda herself gave a birth place of Tacloban, Leyte, 125 E.00, 11 N.15, in a TV interview.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed (Shopaholic, vain, diva)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ferdinand Marcos)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted daughter)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four, including one adopted)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extravagant
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled in Hawaii after husband deposed)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (Ostentatious)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Vocation : Beauty : Beauty Queen/ King (Contest winner)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Fashion label "Imelda Collection")
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (First Lady of the Philippines, 1965-1986)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women