Internet users amused by the winner of “Imelda Marcos” in an online promo

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A household name in the list of winners of a weekly e-wallet promotion has sparked some excitement among Facebook users.

In a Facebook post on June 1, PayMaya Where Maya announced the 25 winners of its “Load Up for Millions Promo” from April 1-7.

The name “Imelda Marcos”, who is the namesake of matriarch Marcos, was among them.

On the post, Maya informed the winners that they will receive their prizes in the form of vouchers.

“Congratulations to our 25 winners from April 1-7 of our Load Up for Millions promotion! You will soon receive your prize in the “Vouchers” section of the app!” says the app.

“Do you also want to be a winner? Keep buying load on the Maya app and be one of 25 weekly winners or one of 2 winners of P500,000 for the grand draw!” he added.

The main post has since received 1,200 reactions, 414 comments and 1,900 shares.

One of their graphics that displayed the name “Imelda Marcos”, however, gained popularity.

To date, it has 23,000 reactions, 805 comments and 7,100 shares. Most of the reactions were laughing emojis.

Since one of the winners has the same name as matriarch Marcos, several users congratulated her in the comments section.

“Taray, consecutive winner,” said one user with laughing emoticons.

“Yung nanalo si BBM (Ferdinand Marcos Jr.) for president winner of tapos din dito si Imelda Marcos. Wow!” another user commented.

His son Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed president-elect of the Philippines after garnering a majority of 31 million votes.

Others also jokingly hoped that the winner, Imelda’s namesake, would donate her prize instead of keeping it.

“Madame Imelda, napupuno ka ng grasya. Donate, donate,” one Facebook user said.

Meanwhile, some users online have joked that Imelda could use the prize money to save up and pay for cases the Marcos family is involved in.

“Can weigh seven counts of transplant,” said one user.

“Congratulations! 202,999,990,000 na lang po bubunuin niyo,” another user commented.

The cases they referred to are his seven counts of corruption and the Marcos family’s 203 billion peso property tax debts.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue previously confirmed that a written request was sent to them in December 2021 regarding their property tax obligations.

On the other hand, in November 2018, Imelda, the wife of the late ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was sentenced to prison for seven counts of corruption in relation to private organizations she allegedly created. in Switzerland while she was still in government. official.

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Less than a month after her conviction, in December of the same year, she posted a bond of 300,000 pesos for her temporary release.

Following her son’s proclamation on May 25, her daughter, Senator Imee Marcos, said the former first lady appeared to have stopped showing signs of health issues immediately afterwards.

“She is suddenly able to hear, to walk, all the time it takes for COVID-19. All great nawala words. Maliksing-maliksi,” she said in a statement.

The senator added, “Lahat ng nararamdaman biglang nawala, malisking-maliksi at parang ‘di na siya 92 kundi 29.”

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