LAOAG CITY: The wife of former president Ferdinand Marcos is dying to go to Tacloban City, but her doctors have advised her against it.
Imelda Marcos, who now represents the second district of Ilocos Norte in Congress, hails from Tacloban, which has been ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda.
She has diabetes and has been confined in hospital for “strict medical monitoring.”
June Arvin Gudoy, head of communications and media office of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, said the family was helping in government efforts to distribute relief goods to the stricken city.
Imee is the daughter of the 84-year-old Mrs. Marcos.
Gudoy said Mrs. Marcos’ heart goes out to her province mates.
“Ayaw kawang hin paglaun. Matindog kita na mga waray,” (Let’s not lose hope. We Warays will rise again) was the congressman’s handwritten message to the members of the family, Gudoy said.
He said the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital in Tacloban, which the Romualdez clan helped establish, stayed open at the height of the super typhoon started and has never closed down.
“Even if the hospital roof has been blown off, the Marcos family has been trying to work in the havoc of the relief operation; a team of four international aid agencies are currently in the hospital,” he said.