Termites, storms damage Imelda Marcos’ shoes, clothes


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Symbols of the excesses by the Marcos family during the martial law regime have been damaged. Associated Press reported that about 150 cartons of clothes, dress accessories and the legendary collection of shoes of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and first lady Imelda were transferred to the National Museum for safekeeping two years ago after termites, humidity and mold threatened the apparel at the riverside palace. They deteriorated further at the museum after the fragile boxes were abandoned in a padlocked hall that had no facilities to protect such relics and was inundated by tropical rains last month due to a gushing leak in the ceiling, museum officials said. Last September 23, Filipinos commemorated the 40th anniversary of the announcement of martial law.

Read more in the report of Associate Press