Hundreds fall sick after Imelda Marcos’s birthday party

Guests at celebration for former first lady of Philippines rushed to hospital with suspected food poisoning More than 200 guests fell ill with suspected food poisoning after a meal at a birthday party for Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. Ambulances rushed vomiting friends and supporters from a sports stadium in Manila, where about 2,500 people gathered to honour the 90-year-old widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Although Marcos was toppled by a peaceful uprising in 1986, the family is still revered by many in the Philippines and has made a political comeback in recent years. Our ambulances took people to hospital after they complained of dizziness and vomiting. They apparently suffered from food poisoning, the …