The Imeldific Museum
Imelda had the complete package -- the looks, the intelligence, the charm and the talent. But during those times, having the complete package meant having the right connections. So Imelda lost the competition. But she's not one to just sit down and take it. Instead she complained so bitterly Manila's mayor, at that time -- Mayor Arsenio Lacson. Her argument? She deserved to win. So Lacson offered her an alternative title, the "Muse of Manila". From Flickr
Imee Marcos is the most vocal defender of martial law and her father, the late Ferdinand Marcos. In her most recent pronouncements, she said: "The best roads and bridges were built during martial law. Even the movies then were very good." From Wikipedia
What the numerous chroniclers missed, and subsequent democratically elected governments failed to publicize, was an even more bizarre accessory -- the private zoo on 36-square-kilometer (14-square-mile) Calauit.
In separate interviews in June, Imelda and her son, Ferdinand Jr. (aka Bongbong) swore blind that the family’s motive for commandeering an island two-thirds the size of Manhattan was to save endangered African species.
If he or she has no control over his or her carnal appetites, that person is likely to have no control over his or her appetite for power or material wealth. Kit Tatad
Bonnie and Clyde were well-known outlaws, robbers, and criminals . Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. From Wikipedia
I answered that he might have started as a hero
but ended up as a crook.”
From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”
Most GreedyAfter being featured on Newsweek Magazine's "Most Greedy" list, former First Lady Imelda Marcos has admitted to being greedy if it means that she can share her wealth with the Filipino people.
"I plead guilty. For me, greedy is giving. I was first lady for 20 years, you have to be greedy first to give to all. It is natural. The only things we keep in life are those we give away," Marcos said in an interview with ABS-CBN.
"Our opponent [Cory Aquino] does not put on any make up. She does not have her fingernails manicured. Filipinos who like beauty, love and God are for Marcos." - on why Ferdinand Marcos would win, January 1986
"I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness." -- quoted in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 1999
First Inaugural Speech of Marcos: (excerpts)
We have come upon a phase of our history when ideas are only a veneer for greed and power in public and private affairs, when devotion to duty and dedication to a public trust are to be weighed at all times against private advantages and personal gain, and when loyalties can be traded in the open market.
"On a more personal level, I remember people saying how thankful they were for the relative peace and order that followed martial law." Bongbong
"And when the people reach that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.”
― José Rizal
“Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”― Mahatma Gandhi