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Former First Lady Imelda Marcos in high spirits in hospital; PBBM thanks Filipinos for their concern and prayers for his mother

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. thanked the Filipino public on Tuesday for their concern and prayers following the hospitalization of his 94-year old mother, former first lady Imelda R. Marcos, due to slight pneumonia and fever.

“I just spoke with my mother’s doctors. She is suffering from slight pneumonia and is running a fever. She has been put on a course of antibiotics and the doctors are confident that this will relieve her fever,” President Marcos said in a statement.

“She is in good spirits, has no difficulty in breathing and is resting well. I thank the Filipino public for their concern and prayers,” President Marcos added.