There is just something in the Marcoses that is revolting and suspicious.
Perhaps having lived and experienced the dictatorial Marcos regime and how the despot and his wife Imelda behaved and functioned during those bedeviled years makes the feeling all the more distinct and graphic to be apprehensive again.
It would not have mattered much if, years after the satisfaction of People Power forcing them down from Malacañang and booting them out of the country, they were again allowed entry, with their despicable patriarch dead this time, to live remorseful and inactive lives, after the humbling experience they have gone through.
But no, unrepentant and active, they soon picked up where they left off and with the warm reception they received from the sycophants and remnants of their old political party in their respective bailiwicks of Ilocos and Leyte, Imelda and children, who have now come of age, started rekindling old ties, resurrecting the name Marcos, restoring their clout and, most importantly, breathe life anew to their political careers.
And for one evil reason – to reclaim Malacañang and retrieve those ultra-expensive jewelries taken away from Imelda before it gets auctioned in the market or slowly and gradually disappearing, for one reason or another.
The jewelry collection that are stored in the vaults of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is said to be divided into three caches according to where they were found: The Malacañang collection of around 300 pieces that was left behind after the Marcoses fled the Palace; the Hawaii collection consisting of 400 pieces, which was seized by the US Bureau of Customs upon the Marcoses’ arrival in Hawaii; and the Roumeliotes collection of 60 major pieces that Imelda’s Greek accomplice, Demetriou Roumeliotes, tried to spirit out of the country a few weeks after the Marcoses’ ouster.
It was not just a dream that had been recurring in Imelda’s vexing sleep while living in exile.
It has become her obsession that if she can’t make it to the palace herself, that at least her son would aspire for the presidential seat and do something about it, among other things she wants done, if ever.
So now that she is back strutting like an aging female peacock on her 85th birthday, she has finally mustered the strength and the gall to express her wish, if not her phantasm, sooner than later.
“I see a Marcos running for the presidency. I see a Marcos as President. That is destiny,” she told the media in a television interview.
Imelda was of course referring to her son, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, as a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections.
It boggles my mind how this shameless woman continues to have the nerve and the arrogance in promoting the Marcos name, a personification of what ultimate corruption is, even as her son is one of those allegedly implicated in the pork barrel scam?
But, it is even more dumbfounding that there are many more Filipinos who continue to consider the Marcoses their idols.
“I still have a vision and hope to bring more help to the Filipino people,” Imelda declared.
We need anyone of them, either mother Imelda (Ilocos congresswoman), daughter Imee (Ilocos governor) and son Bongbong (senator of the realm) to lead this country, like we need a hole in our heads.
We never learn.
(For more recent news about Imelda, please check out this link: https://ph.news.yahoo.com/philippines-university-sorry-marcos-visit-034552691.html)