MANILA – A court in the Philippines on Friday ordered the arrest of Imelda Marcos (89), the widow of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos must be a term of imprisonment of six to eleven years, serving for seven convictions for corruption. As governor of Manila has a total of two hundred million dollars transferred to bank accounts in Switzerland.
Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. During his reign thousands of people are imprisoned, disappeared and murdered. In 1989, he died in exile in Hawaii. As head of state, would he a fortune have amassed ten billion dollars. Imelda Marcos was famous for her huge collection of shoes and jewelry.
Marcos can on procedural grounds still appeal against her conviction.