Imelda Marcos

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Imelda Marcos
Marcos in 1966 during a state visit to the United States.
Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
Member of the House of Representatives from Leyte's 1st district
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 1998
Preceded by Cirilo Roy G. Montejo
Succeeded by Alfred S. Romuáldez
10th First Lady of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Preceded by Eva Macapagal
Succeeded by Amelita Ramos
Member of Parliament for Region IV-A
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Governor of Manila
In office
1976 – February 25, 1986
Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary
In office
1978–1986
Minister of Human Settlements
In office
1978–1986
Personal details
Born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romuáldez
July 2, 1929 (1929-07-02) (age 85)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Nacionalista Party (2009–present)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978–present)
Spouse(s) Ferdinand Marcos
(m. 1954–1989, his death)
Children Imee Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Irene Marcos-Araneta
Aimee Marcos
Alma mater St. Paul's College
Religion Catholic

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.[1][2]

She is remembered both for her husband's presidential time, and because of her collection of 1,060 pairs of shoes.[3] In 2001, Imelda opened the Marikina City Footwear Museum in the shoe-making district of Manila. The museum includes hundreds of her own shoes.[4]

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.

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