The former Philippine First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos is not crazy about expensive shoes. This is contrary to the black media propaganda here and abroad. She does not even have to buy one. The 3,000 to 7,500 pairs of shoes she left behind during the 1986 EDSA revolution at the Malacanang palace in 1986 are samples given by shoemakers themselves for her to promote. Such a popular endorser definitely boost the industry’s reputation as a whole. Where is it now after fake news castigates Cong. Marcos for the ironic shoe collection scandal?
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[VIDEO]: Leila Benitez: Every time the shoemakers make a new pattern, they send a copy to the former First Lady Imelda Marcos. It was how she promoted the shoe industry of The Philippines.
The Collection is Back to its Hometown
Marikina is the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. It is a progressive shoe industry that the former first lady promoted by heart. It is also the home of the world’s largest pair of shoes by the Guinness Book of World Records. The Shoe Museum preserves most of the controversial shoes of Cong. Marcos. Who would dare take care of such collection but the makers themselves? The industry will surely thrive continuously because of the Filipino determination. However, a promoter like Marcos could enhance it a hundred folds.
Misjudging Imelda Marcos
The media misjudges Marcos on the subject if not purposely trying to malign her reputation. They have no idea how many livelihood programs she organizes for the development of the shoe industry in Marikina. Some of these shoes are tokens of appreciation personally made for her in lieu of her help. The rest are samples for new designs.
Love for Humanity
There is no way she can wear all of the shoes recovered but because of their sentimental value, she keeps and cares for them – like how those shoe entrepreneurs give value to their shoe business in memory of her kindness.
The elite who controls most of the country’s giant local media can only put negative colors into Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection for their own advantage. They know that the former first lady is admired by the Filipino masses. The foreign press people can also easily ride on to the mentality of the elite. They do not have the same sympathy and pride most Filipinos have. There is no way they can understand that a well-loved figure like Cong. Marcos can help alleviate poverty just by inspiring her people. It only takes one good leader to inspire the rest of the constituents with utmost talents.