By Darryl John Esguerra

95th BIRTHDAY. A photo collage of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos with her son, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s family through the years. The First Couple took to social media to express their best wishes to their “Mama Meldy” on her 95th birthday on Tuesday (July 2, 2024). (Photo from Liza Marcos’ Instagram)

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. took to social media to greet his mother, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, on her 95th birthday on Tuesday.

“Happy, happy birthday mom. Thank you for teaching me and your grandchildren to be gracious, kind and compassionate,” the President said in a social media post accompanied by a photo collage of him, his mother, and his children through the years.

The President’s wife, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos also greeted her “Mama Meldy” on social media.

“Happy 95th birthday Mama Meldy. Thank you for being a second mother to me. You are and always will be my First Lady,” she said.

The former First Lady was, for a week, hospitalized in March for mild pneumonia. (PNA)