By Raïssa Robles
If you still don’t believe that behind the handsome faces of the Marcos family lurks a dark cynical secret, please read my latest piece on how the long arm of the law finally caught up with Imelda Marcos.
Sometimes, I get it. To many millennials who do not know what she and her husband did to the country, Imelda comes across as some wacky, lovable lola who dotes on her children and apo.
She has long played on people’s emotions. That is her skill.
But please, start asking yourself how billions of dollars—including US$356 million—ended up in the family’s secret Swiss accounts when:
1) Not one of them has ever been a businessman;
2) Not one of them has ever been a professional boxer or movie star;
3) Not one of them has ever been CEO/owner of a top 1,000 corporation: and
3) Neither Imelda nor Ferdinand Marcos inherited great wealth;
4) Both Ferdinand and Imelda were employed by the government all of their working life and you know how measly the government salary is. [READ MORE…]