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'The Kingmaker' to stream for free on iWant

May 12, 2020 - 10:37 PM

Lauren Greenfield's incisive documentary on Imelda Marcos will be available on the platform on May 15

IMELDA MARCOS. The Kingmaker documents the improbable return to power of the Marcos family. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

Rappler PLUS briefing: Deep dive into the Marcos networked propaganda

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, at 5 pm

WATCH: As 'The Kingmaker' premieres at CCP, 'arts legacy' of Imelda Marcos comes into question

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 'The Kingmaker' takes a critical look at the former first lady's penchant for extravagance and its continuing effects on Filipino society

ART COLLECTION. Imelda Marcos shows off her art collection in a scene from Lauren Greenfield's documentary 'The Kingmaker.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

[OPINION] It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

LOOK: CCP hosts dinner to 'honor' founding chair Imelda Marcos

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) CCP says in a statement that during the dinner, they launched a fundraising campaign for victims of the Taal eruption

IMELDA MARCOS. Imelda attends mass in Baclaran in 2016. On January 15, 2020, she is 'honored' by the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a lavish dinner. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Sandiganbayan affirms junking of P1-B Marcos case

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government loses again

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

Networked propaganda: False narratives from the Marcos arsenal

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter

Networked propaganda: How the Marcoses are using social media to reclaim Malacañang

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Disinformation, coordinated amplification, use of an extensive network of anonymously-managed pages and groups are part of the Marcos comeback playbook

As Martin turns 56, Romualdezes donate P500,000 to Mindanao earthquake victims

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:30 PM

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez throws a big birthday party attended by prominent personalities in Philippine politics and business

DONATION. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and his wife Tingog Sinirangan Representative Yedda Marie Romualdez hand the heque of their donation to Dumper Representative Claudine Bautista and South Cotabato 2nd District Representative Ferdinand Hernandez.  Photo by Mara Cepeda, Rappler

What's the latest on cases vs Imelda Marcos, family?

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) It's a mix of convictions, acquittals, and still pending cases for all camps involved, including Marcos cronies

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

'Defects' in evidence: Another Marcos ill-gotten wealth case junked

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine government submits heaps of bank documents and affidavits from bank executives to link the Marcoses to Fe and Ignacio Gimenez, but the Sandiganbayan dismisses the case as most of the evidence are mere photocopies

MARCOS COUPLE. President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. File photo from Presidential Library and Museum Flickr account

WATCH: Imelda The Movie on Rappler

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera

[OPINION] To Imelda Marcos

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'I get so tired listening to $1 million here, $1 million there, it's so petty.' Do you remember saying this?

'The Kingmaker': A poignant reminder of the fragility of democracy

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield examines the political resurgence of the Marcoses under Duterte

MARCOS. The Kingmaker documents the improbable return to power of Former first Lady Imelda Marcos and her family's attempts to rewrite history and regain Malacañang Palace. Photo by Lauren Greenfield

U.P., Mapua student councils want Marcoses declared persona non grata in campuses

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Imee Marcos is simply ignoring the move

Imelda Marcos asked Duterte to grant Sanchez executive clemency

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:24 PM

In 2017, then-Ilocos Norte congresswoman Imelda Marcos wrote to President Rodrigo Duterte, recommending the grant of executive clemency to rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez

CONVICTED OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos at the House Plenary on Thursday, September 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Blame PCGG? Another multibillion-peso case vs Marcos lost in Sandiganbayan

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The civil suit involves 3 cases of allegedly using dummies and government corporations to enrich the Marcoses

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang pulitika ng death penalty sa ilalim ni Duterte

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM

This is true immortality – the antidote against all the gossip that it will all end soon

U.S. lawyer Swift: 'No doubt' Marcos family knows where ill-gotten wealth are

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The missing paintings have 'a lot of value' that can be used to compensate victims of Martial Law, says human rights lawyer Robert Swift

Marcos loyalist from Leyte only wanted to see Imelda

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:33 PM

63-year-old Luzviminda Lilio is rushed to the hospital after massive food poisoning during former first lady Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday celebration

MARCOS LOYALIST. Luzviminda Lilio, 63, travelled from her home province of Leyte to attend former first lady Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday. Rappler Screenshot

Food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' party likely due to poor handling – DOH

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Suspect cases strongly point out to a toxin causing it,' derived from staph bacteria, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

RESCUE TEAMS. Rescue vehicles wait outside the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City to bring food poisoning victims to nearby hospitals on July 3, 2019. The victims attended the birthday celebration of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Photo by Jire Carreon

Supporters suffer from food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' birthday party

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:43 PM

(5th UPDATE) Senator Imee Marcos says their family did not organize the party for the former first lady

FOOD POISONING VICTIM. Hundreds of people  suffered from food poisoning after attending the party for Imelda Marcos in Pasig City on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Netizens decry Stail.PH's latest cover on Imelda Marcos' fashion

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Online fashion source Stail.PH has gained traction online over its latest cover issue that reimagined Imelda Marcos and her "love for beauty and eye for fashion"

Duterte greenlights public auction of P700M worth of Imelda jewelry

May 30, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government secures Malacañang's approval to auction off Imelda Marcos' Hawaii Collection

Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Marcos family owns a 'million tons of gold'

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

There is only an estimated 206,132 to 209,483 US tons of gold mined worldwide throughout history

FALSE: Time magazine says late dictator Marcos has been acquitted from all corruption cases

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:23 PM

No, a TIME magazine cover did not say former Philippine president Marcos had been acquitted of all corruption cases

Sandiganbayan transfers Imelda Marcos records to Supreme Court

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The former first lady is going straight to the High Court to appeal her conviction for 7 counts of graft

SUPREME COURT. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda is taking her appeal of her conviction straight to the Supreme Court. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congresswoman: Place La Union under military protection | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Imelda Marcos posts P300,000-bail to enjoy freedom post-conviction

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang defends the decision of the anti-graft court's 5th Division, saying there was no preferential treatment for the former first lady

POST-CONVICTION FREEDOM. File photo of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos during a November 16, 2018, hearing at the Sandiganbayan, which granted her bail despite conviction of 7 counts of graft. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imelda Marcos planned to withdraw gubernatorial bid from the start – Imee

Dec 03, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The former first lady was only serving as a placeholder to allow one of the younger Marcoses to substitute her in the Ilocos Norte gubernatorial race, says her daughter Imee Marcos

Students activists call for immediate imprisonment of former Imelda Marcos during rally along Espana Boulevard in Manila. Earlier, Marcos was granted bail by Sandiganbayan on her seven cases of graft. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Like Enrile, 'advanced age' helps Imelda Marcos get bail

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The Sandiganbayan cites the landmark Supreme Court decision that granted bail to plunder defendant Juan Ponce Enrile, which was penned by now-Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan verdict: Imelda can post bail | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Quita Chuatico

Sandiganbayan: Imelda Marcos stays free while appealing conviction

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:19 AM

Marcos is ordered to pay P300,000 bail, which is double the original amount

Former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos leaves the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018, posting bail and filing a motion for leave of court to valid of post conviction remedies. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Imelda Marcos withdraws bid for Ilocos Norte governor

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Her grandson, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, will run for governor while Board Member Nonong Marcos will be his running mate

GULTY OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos inside the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Marcos wants to appeal conviction straight to Supreme Court | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

HOAX: Imelda Marcos convicted on law that 'doesn’t exist'

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:48 PM

RA 3019 or the 'Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act' is still in effect

Imelda Marcos wants to appeal conviction straight to Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan’s 5th Division says Marcos' appeal notice is premature

GRAFT CONVICT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018, during her hearing for post-conviction remedies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Imelda Marcos back to work at House after posting bail | Evening wRap

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Imelda Marcos back to work at House after posting bail

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos, who was convicted of graft, is an early bird at the House plenary on Monday, November 19

Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Imelda is not just anybody, she's the Iron Butterfly

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Let us put this conviction in context: this is good for our national redemption

Robredo: Imelda Marcos' P150K bail is 'mockery of justice system'

Nov 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'In fact, iyong pinaka-insulto sa atin, kasi iyong the day na lumabas iyong conviction, nag-party pa,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo underscored the youth's role in nation-building and making communities better, when she spoke before youth and student leaders of Malay, Aklan, for the Ugyon Pamatan-on leadership forum, held Thursday, 08 November 2018. The event was organized by the Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan Ng Malay (PPSK) and the National Alliance of Youth Leaders, Inc. (NAYL), in their bid to develop young leaders in the community. Photo by OVP

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

LOOK: Imelda Marcos uses No. 8 plate, violating House orders

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The Land Transportation Office reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress

VIOLATION. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos uses on November 16, 2018, a coaster with a No. 8 plate in violation of two House orders. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Imelda remains free, awaits court decision on bail | Midday wRap

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Watch the midday wRap with Quita Chuatico

‘So which is it?’ court asks Imelda Marcos and lawyer

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The former first lady Imelda Marcos presents contradicting excuses for her earlier absence in court

GRILLED. Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos inside the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division court on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Jeers, cheers as Imelda Marcos appears in Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Martial law victims and militant groups call for the immediate imprisonment of the former first lady while Marcos loyalists demand 'justice' for the Marcos matriarch

'JAIL IMELDA MARCOS.' Martial Law victims and militant groups rally outside the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Court keeps Imelda Marcos free while deciding post-conviction bail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Until the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan decides with finality whether or not to grant Marcos post-conviction bail, the former first lady is temporarily free

IMELDA. Former first lady and Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos arrives at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Why Imelda Marcos should go to jail

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:24 AM

It is for the sake of our fragile memory that Mrs Marcos needs to go to jail

Imelda Marcos shows up at Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) She is appealing for post-conviction bail

IMELDA MARCOS. To appeal for post-conviction bail, the former first lady makes an appearance at the Sandiganbayan on November 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler