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Imelda ‘on path to recovery’ after hospital confinement, says President Marcos

Dwight de Leon

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Imelda ‘on path to recovery’ after hospital confinement, says President Marcos

RECOVERY. This file photo shows former first lady Imelda Marcos and family members at Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s rally in Mandaluyong.

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos is 'feeling better,' according to her son President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said his mother, former first lady Imelda Marcos, was feeling better days after she was admitted to the hospital for slight pneumonia and fever.

The chief executive paid his mother a visit after arriving in Manila from Melbourne on Wednesday night, March 6.

“In consultation with her medical team, it has been confirmed that her fever is gradually subsiding, and she is on the path to recovery,” he said in a post on X on Thursday, March 7.

“We’ve decided to keep her in the hospital until she finishes her prescribed course of antibiotic treatment. This measure will also afford her the necessary rest and continuous medical supervision,” he added.

The President’s sister, Senator Imee Marcos, first confirmed on Tuesday, March 5, that their 94-year-old mother was brought to a medical facility after bouts of coughs and feverishness.

The widow of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos has had numerous health issues.

After the Sandiganbayan slapped her a graft conviction in 2018, she cited the following illnesses in her plea to post bail:

  • diabetes mellitus type 2
  • hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  • static ministrokes
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • chronic recurrent urinary tract infection
  • chronic recurrent gastritis
  • multiple colon polyps
  • recurrent respiratory tract infection

In May 2023, she underwent a successful angioplasty procedure.

On Wednesday night, Malacañang refuted rumors that the Marcos family matriarch had died. – Rappler.com

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Dwight de Leon

Dwight de Leon is a multimedia reporter who covers President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Malacañang, and the Commission on Elections for Rappler.