Philippines Mulling Next Steps for Marcos Shoes

Shoes and bags once worn by flamboyant former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos sit damaged in a section of the National Museum in Manila, Philippines.
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine museum officials say they are unsure what to do with large amounts of clothes and shoes left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband when they were toppled by a 1986 "people power" revolt, acknowledging that the items have been neglected for more than two decades.

The National Museum said Monday it is considering putting some of Imelda Marcos' Philippine-style gowns on display but could not decide immediately because of their politically sensitive nature. It confirmed an Associated Press report that some of the Marcos belongings were damaged by monsoon rains last month.

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Museum officials say termites, rain and neglect have damaged some of the gowns and shoes from her legendary collection.

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