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3,000 pairs: The mixed legacy of Imelda Marcos' shoes

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:45 PM

From Marlet Shoes to Christian Dior – this is the good and the bad of the shoe collection Imelda Marcos left behind

Shoe collection of former First Lady Imelda Marcos on display at the Shoe Museum in Marikina City, September 18, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC affirms Imelda’s acquittal in dollar-salting, hits ‘apathetic’ prosecution

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM

‘The prosecution could have done better in this case. Sadly it failed,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who penned the decision

ACQUITTED. Supreme Court affirms the acquittal of former first lady Imelda Marcos on 32 counts of dollar salting connected to the Marcos Swiss Accounts. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] U.P. and the Marcoses

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Is UP more accommodating of the Marcoses than it is commonly believed to be?

Former Marcos mansion in New York to be auctioned off

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Bid starts at $2.1 million for what Maltz Auctions markets as an 'extremely rare opportunity to own one of the last great estates on Long Island'

MANSION. A waterfront estate in Long Island, New York previously owned by late strongman Ferdinand Marcos will be auctioned off. Photo from Maltz Auctions

HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos

Court drops $5-M Marcos wealth case, leaves it to Calida to pursue

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The Sandiganbayan says it's the Office of the Solicitor General and not the Office of the Ombudsman which should pursue the forfeiture case

SC junks P51-B PCGG claim vs Marcoses, cronies

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:47 AM

The Supreme Court's First Division upholds a 2010 Sandiganbayan ruling which dismissed a PCGG complaint that sought damages from the estate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

Tropical Storm Vinta, Alvarez on budget cuts, Climate change | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:27 PM

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Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

Claimants of Palawan land in Marcos loot case to get separate trial

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the claims of the Philippine Agri-Business Center Corporation are 'distinct' from the main issue

SEPARATE TRIAL. The Sandiganbayan orders a separate trial on a claim made on a Palawan property pursued by the PCGG in a Marcos loot case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Imelda Marcos, Soganub, U.S. Embassy in Cuba | Midday wRap

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ombudsman panel urges Sandiganbayan to convict Imelda Marcos for graft

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The graft charges against former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos have spanned 26 years

'Winter has not come': Marcos heir goes 'Game of Thrones'

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Imee Marcos who is governor of the family s northern domain of Ilocos Norte laces her speech with references to the Game of Thrones saga which tells the bloodsoaked story of noble families vying for the Iron Throne

THE MARCOSES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (center) and Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right) on August 9, 2017, during an inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte tobaco excise tax to purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Anti-Marcos legislators invited to Marcos birth centennial

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Two lawmakers – one a former student activist during the Marcos era and the other the brother of a desaparecido — are invited to the late dictator s birth centennial celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MARCOS HEIRS. The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos invites decidedly anti-Marcos legislators to their patriarch's 100th birthday. File photo from Marcos video

Imee Marcos, Ombudsman, North Korea | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Aguirre, Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Duterte | Evening wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Robredo: ‘Never too late’ for Marcoses to return all ill-gotten wealth

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is hoping that the Marcoses would return all their ill gotten wealth to the Filipino people

ADMIT ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH. Vice President Leni Robredo says the supposed bid of the Marcoses to return money to the government should come with an admission that they stole public funds. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

'Imelda Marcos wanted to return 7,000 tons of gold to PH'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Once upon a time the Iron Butterfly admitted to a long time political foe that she wanted to return 7 000 tons of gold to the Philippines

CHIT-CHAT WITH IMELDA. Buhay Representative Lito Atienza recalls a rather surprising conversation with the former first lady. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Duterte: Marcos family to return some wealth to gov't

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The President says he accepts the Marcoses explanation for why they kept ill gotten wealth whether or not it is true

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017, reiterates that his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality will remain unrelenting amid all the criticisms hurled against him. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bongbong Marcos on House probe: It's political, personal conflict

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:36 AM

The former senator and Ilocos Norte governor attends the hearing to support his sister the incumbent governor of the province

AT THE HOUSE. Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr (right) with mother, Imelda and sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos before the start of the House committee probe on the alleged tobacco fund misuse, August 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pangilinan, Parojinog, COA | Evening wRap

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Customs, Treasury missteps in Marcos loot result in possible loss – COA

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

COA requires both bureaus to submit pertinent documents and reports to account for the Marcos loot

Imelda Marcos' 26-year-running graft case to conclude soon

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:09 PM

After the prosecutors send their memorandum the case will be set for judgment

GRAFT. Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown here attending a political rally for her son Ferdinand Jr in 2016, faces 10 counts of graft filed 25 years ago. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 26 - July 2, 2017

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Must watch videos from this week

FAST FACTS: Imelda Marcos, the 'Iron Butterfly'

Jul 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The former First Lady is known for her lavish spending on shoes jewelry and fine art during the rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

IRON BUTTERFLY. Former first lady Imelda Marcos at Senator Bongbong Marcos rally in Mandaluyong. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials If you’re not willing to answer any questions wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell

EMOTIONAL WITNESSES. Ilocos Norte officials Genedine Jambaro and Eden Battulayan tear up in front of lawmakers during the hearing on June 20. Photo by Rappler

'I'm still alive,' says Imelda Marcos on report of death

May 08, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla erroneously tweets about Imelda Marcos supposed death but the mayor claims she was hacked

EARLY BIRD. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos attends the House session on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Duterte Estrada Arroyo Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four who in the 60s and 70s in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong

What are the Sandiganbayan's oldest pending cases?

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Among the oldest cases are the graft cases against Imelda Marcos and civil forfeiture cases against former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies

PENDING CASES. Graft cases against former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte representative Imelda Marcos are among the oldest pending cases at the Sandiganbayan.

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand What made them change their mind?

SURPRISE VOTES? Several congressmen explain their votes on the death penalty bill.

News Briefs: February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 28

TIMELINE: How the Marcoses made their political comeback

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:13 PM

After being forced into exile following the 1986 EDSA Revolution the Marcoses slowly return to politics with members of the late dictator s family now holding government positions

REELECTIONISTS. Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos joins Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos file their certificates of candidacy in October October 16. Photo from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte

#PugadBaboy: Diss the Marcoses

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

LOOK: Gov’t officials play Saint Valentine

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Commuters journalists fellow politicians get some lovin from these officials on February 14

DAY OF HEARTS. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez poses with female reporters covering the House of Representatives after giving them roses on February 14. Photo from Alvarez's office

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

From Imelda Marcos, with love: Congressmen get red teddy bears for Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:32 PM

A smiling deputy speaker asks from the podium Madam Speaker I just want to know who put the I love you on all our tables

LOVE, IMELDA. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos gives a Valentine's Day gift to all her colleagues at the House of Representatives. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SC affirms forfeiture of Imelda Marcos' 3rd jewelry set

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The jewelry set worth as much as 153 089 is the 3rd of Imelda Marcos collections to be forfeited in favor of the government

A presidential commission on good goverment (PCGG) official shows at the Central bank headquarter in Manila, 15 September 2005 a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea Pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. Appraisers from international auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's are expected at the central bank later in the day to inspect the jewelry ahead of a planned November 2005 auction. Marcos has threatened to sue to stop the auction. AFP PHOTO Joel NITO / AFP PHOTO / JOEL NITO

Rappler Talk: Stories my grandfather told of the conjugal dictatorship

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Following the hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani the heirs of Primitivo Mijares felt compelled to relaunch The Conjugal Dictatorship

Ramos to Imelda: Come clean on hidden wealth, Ninoy's murder

Feb 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The former First Lady must be the one to speak for the family now because she knows more than any of the children says former President Fidel V Ramos

RAPPLER TALK. Former President Fidel Ramos speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa

'Conjugal Dictatorship' to be relaunched in time for EDSA anniversary

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The new 812 page edition will retail at P650 for paperback and P1 000 for hardcover

Santiago, Wurtzbach on Medina, Trudeau | Evening wRap

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:50 PM

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Pia Wurtzbach defends Maxine Medina over terno gaffe

Jan 27, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says Filipinos should not put our candidate down over the honest mistake that Imelda Marcos invented the terno

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:42 AM

While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses

STATELY. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos (right) dons a terno as she walks with former US President Ronald Reagan and former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in 1982. File photo

Tweeters call out Maxine Medina for saying Imelda Marcos invented the terno

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Netizens use ImeldaIsNotTheTerno when PH s Miss Universe 2016 candidate erroneously credits the dictator s wife for inventing the national costume

#ChannelYourInnerImelda: Actress Iza Calzado draws flak

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Social media users criticize actress Iza Calzado after she said online that she was channeling former First Lady Imelda Marcos

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

Local bizmen to gov't: Turn Leyte library into a convention center

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The People s Center and Library used to be a cultural gem in the hometown of then First Lady Imelda Marcos Part of it is now being rented by a Japan surplus shop

FUTURE CONVENTION CENTER? The facade of the People's Library and Center in Tacloban City. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Imelda Marcos snubs last day of trial for 1991 graft case

Jan 17, 2017 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The former first lady is accused of creating private foundations in Switzerland from 1978 to 1984 when she was governor of Metro Manila

Former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown in this file photo at one of her son Bonbong's political rallies in 2016, is facing 10 counts of graft charges filed 25 years ago. Photo by Rob Reyes/ rappler

LOOK BACK: The 1972 assassination attempt on Imelda Marcos

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

On December 7 1972 a man wielding a bolo attempted to stab former first lady Imelda Marcos

FAILED ATTEMPT. In 1972, Carlito Dimahilig attempted to stab former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Youtube video screengrab