"She always does that in critical moments of her life," an aide said of the once powerful woman known around the world for her extravagant shopping sprees .
"My decision [to run] was triggered by the economic crisis we now experience ... I want to remove our people from our economic crisis by using the wealth of the late president Ferdinand E Marcos," she said in a statement.
The Supreme Court recently upheld a 1993 trial court's verdict sentencing her to 12 years in jail for violating the anti-corruption law, bringing her closer to imprisonment. - Reuters, Manila