This is part of the podcast series produced by the PCIJ in 2006 to mark the 20th year of the 1986 People Power. Check our page Remembering Edsa here



'The greatest moment of Marcos was Edsa'


In 1986, Imelda Marcos and her family fled the Philippines in disgrace. She returned in 1991 after being acquitted in a trial in New York and ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1992 and 1998. Imelda's fairy-tale life — and her "Imeldific" excess — continues to fascinate Filipinos.


Photographs by Lilen Uy

Podcasts by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

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