Bongbong Marcos’ Camp Speak Up Against Claims that He Has No Degree at Oxford University
The camp of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has spoken up against the claims that he has no degree at Oxford University.
Marcos’ chief of staff, Atty. Victor Rodriguez, spoke out on the topic of the former senator’s Oxford University degree on Saturday, October 23. This came after it was alleged by some that he had been denied admission and had earned a diploma from the university.
The Oxford Philippines Society, a group of Filipino students and alumni from the school, released a statement denying Marcos’ degree and calling for an end to’misinformation.’ Marcos “matriculated” at the University of Oxford in 1975 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, according to the group.
Marcos failed his “degree’s preliminary examinations,” according to the group, which is a requirement for continuing and completing a degree at Oxford University. Marcos, on the other hand, was awarded a “Special Diploma in Social Studies” in 1978, according to them.
“We stand by the degree confirmation which was issued by the University of Oxford. It is up to anyone to question or challenge this with the said university if they so please,” Marcos’ lawyer said.
He also added that Marcos: “has always been forthright on his conferment of a special diploma in social studies by the distinguished university and has never misrepresented his Oxford education.”
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