Imelda Marcos in stable condition after being hospitalized, says aide

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05:31 PM November 4th, 2013

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Former Philippine first lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos. AP File Photo

MANILA, Philippines — Flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos is in “stable condition” and set to be discharged soon after being hospitalized for severe fatigue, an aide said Monday.

The 84-year-old, who gained worldwide fame for her massive shoe collection, was taken to hospital Sunday after feeling ill following a long road trip from her northern home town.

“There is nothing to worry about. She is in stable condition and was just asked by doctors to rest,” Marcos’s chief of staff, Filadelfo Diaz told AFP.

“Doctors are monitoring her blood sugar levels, but other than that she is fine and will be out very soon,” he said.

He said Marcos, now a lawmaker, had insisted on a 10-hour road trip from the family’s northern stronghold of Ilocos Norte province to the capital Manila for a family gathering.

Marcos is the widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose two decade rule was marked by corruption and massive rights abuses.

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