Imelda Marcos in yellow
Imelda Marcos in yellow

TACLOBAN, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Miracles do happen, even between the fiercest of political rivals like the Aquino and Marcos families of the Philippines.

Yellow has always been the symbolic color of the opposition to the regime of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos. It was the color of the people’s power revolution that led Marcos to flee the Philippines in 1986. It has been the color of the administration of the late President Cory Aquino. It continues to be the color of the current administration of President NoyNoy Aquino.

Needless to say, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos shunned the color yellow and so did her children, Senator Bongbong Marcos and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.

In the spirit of forgiveness and brotherly/sisterly love as espoused by the visiting Pope Francis, the feuding families have finally reconciled.


For the first time in 28 years, Imelda Romualdez Marcos who was in rainy and windy Tacloban City to attend the papal mass Saturday, wore yellow, albeit a raincoat.

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