The Manila Times columnist Ramon Tulfo believes former First Lady Imelda Marcos and her relatives caused most of the problems that rocked the presidency of her husband, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In his May 18 column, Tulfo said Imelda used her husband’s position to appoint her relatives to positions of power.
“No relatives of FM held high positions in the government or owned big businesses like Imelda’s kin did,” he said.
Imelda’s brother Kokoy, for instance, was appointed Philippine ambassador to the United States and snapped up big companies.
In contrast, Ferdinand’s brother Pacifico worked as a consultant for business tycoon Antonio Cabangon-Chua.
“FM tried to be a very good president but he was too sick to know what his wife and other people around him were doing to the country in the years before he was ousted from office,” Tulfo said.