Irene Marcos

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Irene Marcos-Araneta
Maria Irene Celestina Romualdez Marcos

(1960-09-16) September 16, 1960 (age 61)
Gregorio Maria Araneta III[1]
(m. 1983)
Parent(s)Ferdinand Marcos (father)
Imelda Marcos (mother)
RelativesAraneta family
Marcos family
Romualdez family

Maria Irene Celestina Marcos-Araneta (born September 16, 1960) is the third child of former president, Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos.[2][3][4] Known as being "the quiet one" among the Marcos siblings and the only one not holding public office, her best-remembered role in her father's 21-year rule involved expensive events, such as her 1983 wedding to Gregorio Maria Araneta III which was said to cost US$10.3 million,[5] and for her September 1985 party on the presidential yacht BRP Ang Pangulo, whose lavishness caused a scandal when video coverage of it came out in the wake of the 1986 EDSA Revolution.[6]

More recently she gained media attention after being tagged in the Panama Papers leak,[7] and for triggering student protests after her attendance in various campus events.[8][9]


She, her mother and brother have moved for the reversal of the Sandiganbayan's decision to forfeit in favor of the government all assets, investments, securities, properties, shares, interests, and funds of Arelma Inc. being managed by Merrill Lynch Asset Management in New York.

Marcos-Araneta was named in the internationally controversial Panama Papers,[7] along with her husband, Gregorio Maria Araneta III,[10] her sister Imee Marcos[11] and her nephews Fernando Manotoc, Matthew Joseph Manotoc, and Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc.

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  1. ^ AP Archive (4 October 2018). "G15068315". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Marcos family mum on Swiss bank withdrawal". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  3. ^ Jesus, Totel De. "Disruption at the playhouse: Irene Marcos's presence at U.P. play sparks flash protest". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  4. ^ "Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  5. ^ Dalton, David (2007-09-06). The Rough Guide to the Philippines. Rough Guides UK. ISBN 978-1-4053-8046-1.
  6. ^ "Filipinos Shocked, Disbelieving : Marcos' Video Collection Reveals Wild Disco Parties". Los Angeles Times. 1986-03-11. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  7. ^ a b "Marcos in Offshore Leaks Database".
  8. ^ Mateo, Janvic. "Protests greet Irene Marcos at UP play". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  9. ^ Paris, Janella. "Irene Marcos was invited to Ateneo, and students are up in arms". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  10. ^ "Araneta in Offshore Leaks Database".
  11. ^ "Marcos in Offshore Leaks Database".

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