Imee Marcos Claims Imelda’s Birthday Get-Together At Malacañang “A Merienda”

Senator Imee Marcos: “Nag-merienda lang. Siyempre ang nanay ko 93 na, ang tatanda na n’on. Pag sinabing party, parang yugyugan e.”

IMEE MARCOS — The senator claimed that her mother’s birthday get-together at the Malacañang Palace was “a merienda”.

Senator Imee Marcos
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Senator Imee was asked about the former First Lady’s birthday event at the Malacañang Palace.

According to her, no public funds were spent for Imelda’s birthday get-together at the Malacañang Palace which came just a few days after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s inauguration as the Philippines’ 17th president on June 30.

The senator also said that the guests themselves brought food and those who played music did so for free.

Nag-merienda lang. Siyempre ang nanay ko 93 na, ang tatanda na n’on. Pag sinabing party, parang yugyugan e,” the senator said. “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.

Senator Imee also said that the event was “very, very happy occasion” as the former First Lady was ecstatic about having two presidents from her family in her lifetime.

When asked if there were government funds used for her mother’s birthday event at the Malacañang Palace, the senator said, “I don’t think that is the case.”

READ ALSO: Photos of Imelda Marcos’ 93rd Birthday Celebration at Malacañang

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said on Sunday that it wouldn’t release details about the Marcos matriarch’s birthday celebration, saying that it will only issue statements on issues where public welfare or interest is involved.

On Monday, Communications Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles assured the public that the President would always “adhere to law” amidst concerns on the Marcos family having “lavish” parties.

We acknowledged those concerns. There’s no policy yet in place and that’s all that we can really say about it. That was a family affair and so, I don’t know if a policy will be born out of this one but we certainly note that observation,” Cruz-Angeles said. “We assure you that the President would adhere to law. So that is the presumption. No directive in excess that is written into law.

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