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Imelda Romuáldez (Marcos Imelda)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Filipino
Categories: First Ladies, Politician

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1929 - Born on the 2nd of July in San Juan de Dios Hospital in Manila.

1953 - She was crowned the "Rose of Tacloban," became "Miss Leyte", went to Manila, and was named the "Archit of Manila", a title bestowed upon her by the Manila Mayor, Arsenio Lacson,

1954 - She met then Congressman Ferdinand Marcos. After a whirlwind courtship in Baguio during Holy Week, they were married in May of that year at the Manila Pro-Cathedral Church with President Ramon Magsaysay as principal sponsor.

1965 - Ferdinand Marcos became the 10th President of the Philippines. Together with Imelda, he would rule the Philippines for more than 20 years.

1974 - She was instrumental in securing the Miss Universe Pageant for Manila, the first time that the pageant was held in a Third World Country

1998 - She made another bid for the presidency but later backed out of the race to support the candidacy of then Vice President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

         - On the 29th of June, the Sandiganbayan convicted the Former First Lady of the charge that she had entered into an agreement disadvantageous to the government.

2007 - Presently, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Imee R. Marcos are in their last terms as Governor and Congresswoman, respectively, of Ilocos Norte. Recently, Imee Marcos announced that her mother Imelda might run for mayor of Manila in elections.


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