Imee Marcos’ UP and Princeton claims received this comment from Agot Isidro
Singer-actress Agot Isidro lambasted the claim of Ilocos Norte Governor and senatorial candidate Imee Marcos that she graduated at Princeton University and UP College of Law.
The politician showed photos as proofs that she graduated at the University of the Philippines after she has been questioned about it.
However, a netizen diaproved her claim by showing the 1983 yearbook of the university that showed a different person was the Cum Laude and not Imee.
A previous report also stated that former UP College of Law Dean Froilan Bacungan stated that the daughter of Ferdinand Marcos did not provide the needed requirement but was present during the graduation ceremony.
Following this, The Daily Princetonian, Princeton University’s official publication released a statement from Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss.
Imee Marcos “attended from fall 1973 to spring 1976 and returned again for fall 1977 to spring 1979”, according to the Spokesperson.
However, Hotchkiss said, “Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree.”
Regarding these, statement from authorities of UP and Princeton, media wanted to take the side of the politician.
A post from GMA News stated, “Since this weekend, we tried to get Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos’ comment on UP’s statement that there is no record of her graduation from UPD nor any honors or distinctions received; we asked her again this afternoon in Valenzuela.”
Agot Isidro shared this post with the caption: ““Babala: (hindi nagpapatama) Ang sobrang retoke ay nakakabingi. #proof”
This received criticisms from the supporters of the senatorial candidate.
On the other hand, there were also several netizens who agreed to the statement from the singer-actress.
Based on Bandera’s report, here are some comments from netizens:
“Naniniwala kasi sya sa less talk less mistake. Kasi magsisinungaling din naman sya e.”
“Kung may ‘selective memory’ meron din pala ‘selective hearing’ ang tao!!! Pinipili lang ang naririnig.”
What can you say about this?