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WILL MONUMENT TO MARCOSES’ EXCESS REOPEN?

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The Malacanang Museum, which featured a display of Imelda Marcos' 1,200 pairs of shoes, has been closed as President Corazon Aquino prepares to leave office June 30.

It will be up to Aquino's probable successor, Fidel Ramos, to decide whether to reopen the museum, which was closed Monday. Aquino established the museum shortly after taking office in the 1986 uprising that toppled President Ferdinand Marcos.The museum was supposed to be a monument to the excesses of the Marcos regime. Its centerpiece was the shoes, gowns and other luxuries the Marcoses accumulated with money the new government said they embezzled from the Filipino people.

Marcos, who has asked that her personal effects be returned, says her husband was wealthy when he was first elected president.