Rep. Imelda Marcos to head committee on fight against poverty

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady "whose known extravagance helped coin the wordImeldific,’" has been named the chair of the Congress committee on the fight against poverty, reports The Philippine Star. The widow of Ferdinand Marcos will head the "little known" United Nations Millennium Development Goals committee, which aims to reduce poverty worldwide by half within five years.

According to the website of the House of Representatives, Marcos is also a member of the following committees: ecology, foreign affairs, social services, tourism, interparliamentary relations and diplomacy, and women and gender equality.

TV Patrol World video: Last month, Ilocos Norte celebrated Imelda Marcos’ 81st birthday and the election success of Imelda and her children Imee and Bongbong.

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