Sharp shoes not welcome at Marcos admirers' exhibition

CAN this really be true? Keeping Posted's bureau chief in the northern Philippine province of Ilocos Norte - dictator Ferdinand Marcos' bailiwick - tells us of an exhibition being held to commemorate the late strongman's life and times.

The exhibition (we are not told whether copies of statements from Swiss and Hongkong bank accounts are among the exhibits) is apparently being held in a decorative hall where the special wooden floor has necessitated the organisers to request that women wearing stiletto heels leave their footwear outside.

This has caused some to unkindly speculate that it is merely a guise for the patron saint of shoes, Imelda Marcos - her own hoard of some 3,000 pairs having been confiscated by the Government - to amass a fresh collection.