I was actually wondering what happened to Imelda Marcos? Why was she not visible while Tacloban was put through the most horrific punishment by a capricious Yolanda. I though Imelda would have been first in line in trying to reach Tacloban. First to insist that people are rescued, fed and made safe. She would have been crying piteously, arms flailing to high heavens, after all once upon a time our Imeldific was the Rose of Tacloban.
Reading through the article below, it made me realised that Meldy Marcos is no longer the spritely, spunky alluring woman of the 70s and 80s. Unlike those Greek goddesses, Imelda has not stood the test of time, she is as human as anyone of us. Got old, got frail, got weak.
I hope her children are doing something to help Tacloban on behalf of their mother! It is only right!
Marcos shielded from Leyte typhoon damage
Kyodo News Posted at 11/13/2013 12:17 AM | Updated as of 11/13/2013 12:17 AM MANILA – Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has not been informed about the extent of the destruction caused by super typhoon Haiyan in her former home city, Tacloban in the central Philippines, which has been hardest hit, an aide said Tuesday.
The 84-year-old “cannot be stressed” because she has just been discharged from hospital, Marcos’ media relations officer Lito Gorospe told Kyodo News by phone.
“You know very well know that Ma’am is very emotional. So, her relatives looking after her tell her that the television set is out of order (to isolate her from the news). She knows about the typhoon, but she doesn’t know the extent of the damage,” Gorospe said.
Marcos, a congresswoman of her northern home province of Ilocos Norte, was released from hospital on Saturday after a weeklong stay to treat her severe fatigue.
Marcos’ condition was linked to her fluctuating blood sugar levels, Gorospe said.
“She’s ambulant. And I presume, she takes medicine,” Gorospe said of Marcos.
Although the flamboyant widow of deposed Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is back at her condominium unit in Manila’s financial district Makati City, she is not allowed to receive any visitors and has been ordered by her doctors to take rest.
She lived in Tacloban City in the 1940s, after her father, Vicente Romualdez, decided to return home following the death of her mother in Manila.
She is still a revered icon in the area and speaks the native Waray language fluently.
“It’s the…Romualdez family who are actively trying to help their home province, and it includes Ma’am’s son, Sen. Bongbong Marcos,” and her nephews — Albert Romualdez, the mayor of Tacloban City, and Martin Romualdez, the district’s congressman, Gorospe said.
The trio have launched a relief operation in the city, with the senator ordering the utilization of his 8-million-peso (around $186,000) social welfare fund for the victims in Tacloban City.
In a statement issued Monday, Sen. Marcos appealed for continued support for the victims, and expressed his gratitude to those helping the survivors.
“The tragedy that befell our hapless countrymen has instantly brought us together for one noble cause. Let us not abandon them until they have fully recovered,” he said.
Tacloban City, located in the northeastern part of Leyte island, was severely damaged by Haiyan, which raged across the central part of the Philippines on Friday.
Thousands are feared dead and entire towns have been destroyed.
William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton USA’s 42nd President
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president.
William ‘Bill’ Clinton Quotes
I did not have sexual relations with that woman. – Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – Bill Clinton
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. – Bill Clinton
Politics is for people who are too ugly to get into show business.
– Bill Clinton
We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary citizens. – Bill Clinton
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was once a resident of the White House. She was a First Lady to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the longest serving First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945.
Eleanor by all account was a very strong woman despite the despair she suffered from an erring husband. Her humiliation only made her stronger. Although rather unbending with her decision not to have any physical relationship with her husband after finding out about his affair, this did not stop her from caring for her husband.
Eleanor became a great leader and inspiration to women. She worked tirelessly to better the status of women. She did more to her country than most First Ladies before and after her.
Some of my favourite quotations that I try to live by are by this brilliant woman.
Let’s start a treasure chest of her gems:
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt ~ . ~ Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. – Eleanor Roosevelt ~ . ~
Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt … Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt … If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all. – Eleanor Roosevelt … In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our won responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt …
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. – Eleanor Roosevelt ~~~ It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt ~~~
Life is meant to be lived. – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” -Eleanor Roosevelt … To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt … What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? – Eleanor Roosevelt … “You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt … You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. ” — Eleanor Roosevelt