Irene Marcos

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Irene Marcos-Araneta
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Marcos (seated), with spouse Gregorio Maria Araneta III (standing), signing a book of condolence for Elizabeth II (2022)
Maria Irene Celestina Romualdez Marcos

(1960-09-16) September 16, 1960 (age 62)
Gregorio Maria Araneta III[1]
(m. 1983)
ChildrenAlfonso Fernando Luis Araneta,Luis Mariano Constantino Araneta

Irene Romualdez Marcos-Araneta (Tagalog: [ˈaɪɾin ˈmaɾkɔs]; born Maria Irene Celestina Romualdez Marcos; September 16, 1960) is the third child of the late former president Ferdinand Marcos and former first lady Imelda Marcos. Irene Marcos's presence is known as being "the quiet one" because among the Marcos siblings, she is 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 "Greggy" Maria Araneta III which was said to cost US$10.3 million,[2] 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.[3]

She gained media attention after being tagged in the Panama Papers leak,[4] and for triggering student protests after her attendance in various campus events.[5][6]


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.

Personal life[edit]

Marcos-Araneta is married to businessman, Gregorio Maria Araneta III with 2 children: Alfonso (Alfie) and Luis (Louie) Araneta. She was named in the internationally controversial Panama Papers,[4] along with her husband, Gregorio Maria Araneta III,[7] her sister Imee Marcos[8] and her nephews Fernando "Borgy" Manotoc, Matthew Joseph "MJ" Manotoc, and Ferdinand Richard Michael "Mike" Manotoc.

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  1. ^ AP Archive (4 October 2018). "G15068315". YouTube. YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-20. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ Dalton, David (2007-09-06). The Rough Guide to the Philippines. Rough Guides UK. ISBN 978-1-4053-8046-1.
  3. ^ "Filipinos Shocked, Disbelieving : Marcos' Video Collection Reveals Wild Disco Parties". Los Angeles Times. 1986-03-11. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  4. ^ a b "Marcos in Offshore Leaks Database".
  5. ^ Mateo, Janvic. "Protests greet Irene Marcos at UP play". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  6. ^ Paris, Janella (8 April 2019). "Irene Marcos was invited to Ateneo, and students are up in arms". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  7. ^ "Araneta in Offshore Leaks Database".
  8. ^ "Marcos in Offshore Leaks Database".

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