If you still don’t believe that the Marcoses owe us a fortune, Imelda Marcos’ shopping list serves as a brief reminder.
Titled “5 Shopping Sprees So Wild, They Made History,” The Cut shows how extravagant the former first lady was. The article first notes that Imelda “left her collection of 3,000 shoes when they fled the country in 1986.”
It also goes into detail of her wild sprees in New York where she spent $2 million in jewelry and buying a $3.5 million Michelangelo painting in Rome. For some reason, she also spent $2,000 for chewing gum in San Francisco and asked a plane to make a U-turn back to Rome so she can buy cheese. Seriously, did she really need all this stuff? Not to mention that she spent $10.3 million to renovate the entire town of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte for the wedding of her daughter Imee.
And yes, if you’re going to do the math, the government would’ve built two major airports and can feed the hungry for generations with the ill-gotten wealth she embezzled from the Filipino people.
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