Monocolumn: Imelda Marcos, Mark 2

Monocolumn: Imelda Marcos, Mark 2
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Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine first lady and the stuff of shoemakers’ dreams, has a new vocation.

Monocle
  • 8 september 2010

Monocolumn- Imelda Marcos, Mark 2

Monocolumn is Monocle’s daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine first lady and the stuff of shoemakers’ dreams, has a new vocation. The Philippine parliament, their faces straighter than a Manolo Blahnik seam, has named Marcos – the biggest of the big spenders – the country’s champion of the poor, appointing her chair of a key committee tasked with halving poverty by 2015.

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