After an 11-day whirlwind romance, Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda were wed in a civil ceremony on April 17, 1954. This was followed by a grand church wedding on May 1 of the same year.

(Left): Photo from a souvenir program which became the basis for a set of stamps honoring Imelda in 1973.
(Right): Photo proof of the stamp issue.

Imelda played a significant role in the political career of her husband as she did not prefer to be just a mere housewife.

As First Lady of the country, the Post Office honored her with a set of stamps showing her various contributions like the Green Revolution, Heart Center for Asia, Project Tulungan (Assistance). She also promoted tourism through the Nayong Filipino, a park that replicated the beauty of the country.

Imelda Marcos Issue, October 31, 1973

A former beauty queen, she became the Patron of the Manila 1974 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.
She promoted tourism through varying means including philately.

Postal slogan cancels for the 1974 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant
and on the 121st Anniversary of the First Philippine postage stamps.