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Netizens react to Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Imelda Marcos event amid Taal Volcano eruption

Over a year ago, Imelda Marcos was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of seven counts of graft for illegally creating private foundations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1960 to 1986.

  • The Cultural Center of the Philippines received criticism after holding a luxurious dinner party honoring Imelda Marcos.
  • A fancy sit-down dinner was held in the CCP despite the suffering of those affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption.
  • Netizens have called out the organization for being “insensitive.”

Netizens have expressed their disappointment towards the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as the organization held a grand dinner event in honor of their founding chair, Imelda Marcos.

The dinner was held on January 15 at the CCP main lobby which was decorated with a lavish banquet set-up. It was hosted by CCP’s Chair Margarita Moran-Floriendo with other CCP trustees. It was also to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary.



Twitter users have called out the CCP for putting up such a luxurious event while thousands of their fellow Filipinos suffer because of the Taal Volcano eruption.

Other netizens have also stated their disappointment regarding the event.

Floriendo was also labeled as “insensitive” by a Twitter user.

https://twitter.com/Pulitika2010/status/1217716109891129345

Over a year ago, Imelda Marcos was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of seven counts of graft for illegally creating private foundations in Switzerland while she was a government official from 1960 to 1986.

She has yet to serve aby prison time after posting a Php 300,000 bail last December 2018.

Written by Jackie Mata

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