Imelda Marcos thrilled, suddenly healthy after Bongbong's win, Imee says

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) — Former first lady Imelda Marcos was elated and seemingly stopped showing signs of old age and health issues immediately upon hearing that her only son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. won the presidential elections, her daughter Senator Imee Marcos shared on Wednesday.

"Siyempre ang nanay ko sobrang excited niya at tuwang-tuwa siya sa mga pangyayari. Suddenly able to hear, to walk, lahat ng sakit-sakit [inaudible]… Lahat ng nararamdaman biglang nawala, malisking-maliksi at parang 'di na siya 92 kundi 29," she said ahead of the proclamation of Marcos as the next president.

[Translation: Of course my mother was really excited and happy about what happened. She is suddenly able to hear, walk, and her ailments (inaudible). All her ailments suddenly went away. She is suddenly agile. She looks 29 years old, not 92.]

The widow of late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos is enjoying her freedom despite her graft conviction in 2018 for illegally funneling at least $352 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s when she was governor of Metropolitan Manila. She was also sentenced to imprisonment of six years and one month to 11 years for each count of graft, which is equivalent to a minimum of 42 years in prison.

Then 89 years old, Mrs. Marcos was allowed by the Sandiganbayan to post bail partly because of her old age and state of health. She later posted bail amounting to P300,000.

Marcos Jr. is set to be proclaimed as president-elect on Wednesday after winning the official count via landslide.