Skooter reporting 09/23/12
Former Philippine first lady’ celebrated stockpile of shoes and other vanity possessions left after she and her dictator husband were driven to U.S. exile by a 1986 “people power” revolt, were damaged by termites, storms and neglect.
Hundreds of pieces of clothing of late dictator, as well as the official native Barong shirts that he wore during his two decade rule, have also begun to gather mold and deteriorated after being stored for years in the absence of protection at the Malacanang presidential palace and later at Manila’s National Museum, officials told The Associated Press.
At the end of the army-backed “people power” revolt, the Marcoses fled the Philippines. They left behind astounding amounts of personal belongings at the palace, including at least 1,220 pairs of Imelda Marcos' shoes.