Fortuna Barba, youngest Marcos sibling, dies

Aika Rey

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Fortuna Barba, youngest Marcos sibling, dies
Fortuna Marcos-Barba passes away on Saturday, March 3

MANILA, Philippines – Fortuna Marcos-Barba, the youngest sibling of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, passed away on Saturday, March 3.

Barba, who was in her late 80s, was the last surviving sibling of Marcos.

Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos confirmed the death of Barba in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Barba resided in San Nicolas town in Ilocos Norte province with her son Vice Governor Angelo Marcos-Barba.  –

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at