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"When they opened my closet, they found shoes instead of skeletons". Officialy with no property, but said to be one of the world's richest people, charged with corruption, but acquitted from most of the trials about Marcoses' illicit wealth, Imelda Marcos is still one of the most popular person in the Philippines. The ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos widow, even has her name in the dictionary: "imeldific" is a term for ostentatiously extravagant, excessive vanity. When Ferdinand Marcos fled the country Imelda was forced to leave behind the 3,000 pairs of shoes that gave her a place in the record books. After nearly 20 years, with her 'old' shoes in a museum, busy with a project "that will wipe out poverty in the Philippines" and with a collection of trash jewelry, she is controversial as ever..Imelda Marcos shoes museum in Marikina, the shoe district on the outskirts of Manila.
- Susetta Bozzi
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