Marcos at 99: Imelda Marcos says ‘truth and justice’ will prevail

  • Former First Lady Imelda Marcos said the truth and justice on her late husband will eventually prevail
  • She said this on the sidelines of the 99th birth celebration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos
  • Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, meanwhile, said that Ilocanos have an ‘unconditional love’ for the late strongman

In the wake of the continuing controversies about her departed husband, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, former First Lady Imelda Marcos said “truth and justice will eventually prevail.”

During the celebration of the late strongman’s 99th birth anniversary in Ilocos Norte, the incumbent 2nd District representative said: “Truth and justice sometimes drags very slowly but as a believer, I know truth and justice will eventually prevail.”

The family is again on the spotlight after President Rodrigo Duterte allowed for the burial of the late President at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Various cases have been pending before the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the interment that is supposed to happen this September.

After the oral arguments last week, the SC has extended the hold order on the burial to October 18.

But to this, Mrs Marcos said: “Ferdinand Marcos will eventually prevail in all of these controversies.”

Meanwhile, her eldest daughter, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos refused to issue a statement on the burial because there is a pending case.

She, however, prays that the issue will be over so there will finally be a national unity.

“Ang amin na lang, ipinagdadasal namin na magkaroon ng katapusan upang sa wakas magkaisa ang Pilipino tulad ng hangarin ng ating mahal na presidente, Apo Duterte,” she said on the sidelines of the celberation.

[For us, we just pray that there would be an end to the issue so that the Filipinos could unite for the plans of our dear President Duterte.]

In a speech before hundreds of Ilocanos gathered in President Marcos’ hometown, Sarrat, Imee said that Ilocanos have a “simpler message” for their late “Apo Macoy”.

We in Ilocos Norte have a simpler message: one of unconditional love – love for someone who was with us for so many years, love for someone who served long and well, love for someone who will remain alive in each one of out hearts for the service he gave, for the leadership he taught us, and for the sacrifice that has marked public service and community here in Ilocos Norte throughout the decades,” she said.