Imelda Marcos, the former first lady, expressed her desire to attend her son President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday but she failed to make it due to her doctor’s advice. 

Her eldest daughter, Sen. Imee Marcos, revealed that her doctor advised her to stay at home due to concerns about the large crowd expected at the event.

Despite her wish to be present at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City, where her son and the President will deliver the SONA, Sen. Marcos explained that the doctor’s cautionary advice was still in effect, prioritizing her health and safety. (ai/mnm)