Leyte ancestral mansion owned by Imelda Marcos’ clan destroyed by Yolanda

The Imeldific residence was destroyed in an instant.

Marlon Ramos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Imelda Marcos' ancestral mansion in Tolosa, Leyte has been reduced by a pile of rubble after a three-story-high storm surge deluged the property during typhoon Yolanda.


The report quoted Imelda's eldest son Bongbong Marcos as saying that it took him "a while to recognize the house" known as Olot mansion since it was totally wrecked. Prior to the storm, the 42-hectare beach front property that "originally belonged to the paternal side of his mother, the Romualdezes" featured an 18-hole golf course and 17 rooms. Marcos dropped by the mansion when he went to Leyte on Monday (November 18) to distribute relief goods to typhoon survivors.


Marcos said his mother "had been told of the destruction but photographs of the ruined mansion had been withheld from her." Mrs. Marcos is reportedly still in delicate condition after being hospitalized earlier this month because of diabetes.



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