Birthday of Imelda Marcos just snacks, small get-together – Imee

Senator Imee Marcos called the reported birthday party of her mother, First Lady Imelda Marcos in Malacañang this weekend, just a “snack” and a “small get-together.”

According to Imee, no government funds were spent on her mother’s 93rd birthday celebration, which was held at the Palace days after the inauguration of her brother President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., as the 17th president of the country on June 30.


The senator said that there was no charge for those who played at Imelda Marcos’ celebration and that she also brought food to the guests.

“Nag-merienda lang. Siyempre ang nanay ko 93 na, ang tatanda na n’on. ‘Pag sinabing party, parang yugyugan e,” Imee explained when asked about the alleged festivities in Malacañang.

“Hindi ganon kasi they are also ancients but yes, we had a get together. Very simple merienda with a small recital of old friends and scholars,” she added.


According to Imee, the celebration was fun, especially for her mother because there were two presidents in their family.

“Nagsalita siya, talaga namang nakakataba ng puso. Sabi niya, ‘I am the happiest person in the world. Ako lang yung naging nanay ng isang presidente na dating asawa ng isang presidente at buhay pa ako,” said Imee.

Birthday of Imelda Marcos just snacks, small get-together – Imee

“Kaya nakakatuwa siya. We had a simple family and friends get-together. Just a small get-together and her musical and arts scholars performed a small recital for her and she was very, very pleased,” she added.


Imee also doesn’t see anything wrong with celebrating a birthday at the Palace that was allegedly done to her when she was young.

“I’m sure everyone brought food as a matter of fact. It’s quite funny. At saka libre naman lahat noong mga tumugtog. Bawal ba ‘yon? Hindi ko alam. Kasi nagbi-birthday party rin ko noong bata ako doon e. Bawal ba yon?” she said.

Imee and Bongbong’s father Marcos Sr. became the president from 1965 to 1986. The elder Marcos was removed from office by the Edsa People Power revolution.

Earlier, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) declined to give a statement about Imelda Marcos’ birthday celebration at the Palace. She said the office would only issue a comment if it is related to the interest and welfare of the public.

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