|Marcos in 1966 during a state visit to the United States.|
|Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district|
June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.|
|Member of the House of Representatives from Leyte's 1st district|
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 1998
|Preceded by||Cirilo Roy G. Montejo|
|Succeeded by||Alfred S. Romuáldez|
|10th First Lady of the Philippines|
December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
|Preceded by||Eva Macapagal|
|Succeeded by||Amelita Ramos|
|Member of Parliament for Region IV-A|
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
|Governor of Manila|
1976 – February 25, 1986
|Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary|
|Minister of Human Settlements|
|Born||Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romuáldez
July 2, 1929
|Political party||Nacionalista Party (2009–present)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978–present)
(m. 1954–1989, his death)
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
|Alma mater||St. Paul's College|
Imelda Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez on July 2, 1929) is a Filipino government person and widow of 10th Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Her nicknames are Steel Butterfly and Iron Butterfly.
She is remembered both for her husband's presidential time, and because of her collection of 2,700 pairs of shoes. In 2001, Imelda opened the Marikina City Footwear Museum in the shoe-making district of Manila. The museum includes hundreds of her own shoes.
First lady[change | change source]
More than five years after her husband became president, he stopped elections and gained more control. He stopped all that challenged him by scaring them. Imelda also gained power and became a government person up to 1986 when her husband's president time ended after the people removed him from power using peaceful actions.
Later life[change | change source]
They went to Hawaii and her husband died there. Imelda came back five years later to try to become president but lost. Later, she tried other government jobs and won in two areas as a member representing them in the Philippines law-making building. Imelda has represented three areas (Manila, Leyte, Ilocos Norte) in the Philippines law-making building.
Sources[change | change source]
- Reid, Robert H. (November 3, 1991). "A "Roller-Coaster" Life For One Of The World's Most Famous Women". Associated Press.
- Soloski, Alex (October 6, 2009). "Imelda Marcus Gets the Ol' Song and Dance at Julia Miles Theater". The Village Voice. http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-10-06/theater/imelda-marcus-gets-the-ol-song-and-dance-at-julia-miles-theater/. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- Morrow, Lance (31 March 1986). "Essay: The Shoes of Imelda Marcos". New York Times. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,961002,00.html.
- BBC News: Homage to Imelda's shoes