Imelda Marcos, 1929 –

July 2, 1929 – Birthdate of Imelda Marcos, widow of Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th president of the Philippines.

She served as First Lady from 1965 to 1986 during the presidency of her husband. She remains one of the richest politicians in the Philippines through her collection of clothing, artwork, and jewelry, along with money in offshore bank accounts under the pseudonym “Jane Ryan”. As a result, she has been called a kleptocrat by her critics who accuse her of plunder. (Wikipedia)

Pictured here today is a stamp showing Imelda, issued by the Philippines on June 12, 1966, as part of a set of 3 stamps (#950-52) commemorating the presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos on December 30, 1965.

President Marcos and Imelda - Phil

 

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